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ID number: BIRBI-R1264
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Commodus; Marcus Aurelius; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 177
Metal: Base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.80
Weight (g): 13.72
Axis (degrees): 45.00
Provenance: Haines 720. W. S. Lincoln, 1924.
Description: Obverse: Head of Commodus, bare, draped, facing r. Reverse: Hilaritas, draped and standing facing l., holding nearly vertical, long palm in r. and cornucopia in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: COMMODO CAES ΔVC ... IL CERM SARM COS (Commodus Caesar, Son of Augustus, [Victor] over the Germans and Sarmatians, Consul). Reverse: HILA-RITAS S C (Hilaritas, S C; Translation Disputed).
Bibliography: RIC III 1547.
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