Coin of Sebaste with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 177–192


Mint: Samaria (Syria Palestina), Sebaste

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 9.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2001.183

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
IMPCAE AVCCOMM
Reverse: Demeter / Io-Isis, with ears of grain in left hand and long torch in right.
Greek inscription on reverse.

Provenance

By 2000: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 316, 444 North Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (said to be acquired "in the trade"); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., March 21, 2001

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour