Coin with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 180–192

Mint: Lydia, Attalea


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.22 gm. Die axis: 7

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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: Zeus Lydios, naked to the waist, standing to front, looking left, holding eagle in outstretched right hand and short-shafted scepter in left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.


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