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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1282
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Commodus; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  187-188
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3479. Prof. Luigi de Nicola, 65 Via del Babuino, Rome, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Commodus, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Libertas, draped and standing front, head facing l., holding pileus in r. and rod horizontally above head in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M COMM ANT I ΓEL AVC BRIT (Marcus Commodus Antoninus Pius Felix Augustus Britannicus). Reverse: P M TR P XIII IM-P VIII COS V P P (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Thirteenth Time, Imperator for the Eighth Time, Consul for the Fifth Time, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC III 168a.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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