Coin of Pergamum with bust of Commodus, struck under Diodorus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 180–192


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 14.72 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.300

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Asklepios, standing facing, looking left, holds snake-encircled staff in right hand and patera in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 6817); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour