Coin with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 180–192


Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.25 gm. Die axis: 7

Accession Number

84.725

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Commodus to right, laureate, wearing cuirass and paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche standing to left, wearing modius. She holds a rudder in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left. Reeds grow at her feet.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America