Coin of Phocaea with bust of Commodus, struck under Aulus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 166–177


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Phocaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 37.66 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.990

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Prow of ship to right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and above prow.

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 388); by 1972: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., December 13, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour