Coin of Pergamum in alliance with Ephesus with bust of Commodus, struck under P. Aelius Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 180–192


Mint: Asia: Mysia and Ionia, Pergamum and Ephesus (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 32.44 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.437

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Asklepios on left, standing facing front. Ephesian Artemis at right, facing. Above Nike crowns both figures with wreath held in each hand.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour