Coin with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 180–192


Mint: Troas, Assos

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

84.726

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: 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.

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