Coin of Hierapolis in alliance with Aphrodisias with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 186–191

Mint: Asia: Phrygia and Caria, Hierapolis and Aphrodisias (Alliance)


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 26.79 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Commodus right, in cuirass and paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Apollo Kitharoedos of Hierapolis at left, cult statue of Aphrodite to right, veiled and with polos.
Inscriptions in Greek.


By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1, England (Glendining & Co. auction of the Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2930); purchased at Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2, England; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour