Coin of Pergamum with bust of Commodus, struck under Nicomedes

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 177–192


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 22.56 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.227

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hygeia standing to right, with phiale and snake; Asklepios faces her at the right, and Telesphoros stands between them.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Ancient silver plating and gilding.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 246); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour