Coin of Kyzikos with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 175


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Kyzikos

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 23.17 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.229

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Commodus right, head bare and beardless, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Galley left with rowers and steersman. On prow Triton to left, blowing conch; on stern two aquilae. Below, fish left; dolphin right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Ars Classica 15 (1930), no. 907; Horsky Collection, no. 1122.
by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)