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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #9578

Tarsos (AD 177-192) AE 32 - Commodus

Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE32 (18.55g, 12h). Draped bust of Commodus right, wearing dress of the demiourgos / Decastyle temple with eagle in pediment and KOMOΔEIOC across architrave. Near VF, dark green patina, minor roughness. Scarce. Ex Frederick Coll.

Commodus wears both the crown and the chiton of the demiourgos, the official who oversaw the operation of regional festivals and games.

File information
City/Mint name:Tarsos
Keywords:roman / bronze
References:SNG France 1463 (same obv. die); SNG Levante -; SNG Levante Suppl. -
Valuation:CNG Elec. Auc. 282 (7/2012), lot 189 ($425 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:177 KiB
Date added:Nov 15, 2012
Dimensions:800 x 394 pixels
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