Coin of Mostene with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 182–184


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Mostene

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 12.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1970.434

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Commodus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Radiate rider-god Tyrimnos right, double-axe over shoulder.
In front, cypress and below horse’s forelegs, lighted altar.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen, auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 425); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 16, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour