Coin of Tarsus with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 180–192


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 22.15 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.939

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 illegible.
Reverse: Dekastyle temple with eagle in pediment.
Between central columns wider space containing statue?.
Inscriptions in Greek on architrave, in exergue and around.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 170); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour