Coin with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 180–192

Mint: Troas, Assos


Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 8.34 gm. Die axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Commodus to right, laureate, wearing cuirass and paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Asklepios, himation over lower limbs, seated left on backless throne, holding a patera in his outstretched right hand. With his left he leans on a tall staff entwined with serpent.
Inscriptions in Greek.


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