Coin with bust of Commodus
Mint: Troas, Assos
Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 8.34 gm. Die axis: 6
Medium or Technique
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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
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America