Coin of Patras with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 182–184


Mint: Achaea: Peloponnese, Patras

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.153

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
IMPCOMMOD VSANTOAVG (The S is reversed.)
Reverse: View of the city and harbor, with three temples toward the acropolis, colonnades, ships, and a statue of the Genius or Poseidon in the foreground.
COLAA PATR

Provenance

One of a group of coins purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour