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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1279
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:  183
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.75
Weight (g):  3.48
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3075. G. Fallani, 58A Via del Babuino, Rome, 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Commodus, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Minerva, helmeted, draped and advancing facing r. brandishing javelin in r. and holding shield in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M COMMODVS ΛNION ΛVG PIVS (Marcus Commodus Antoninus Augustus Pius). Reverse: TR P VIII IMD VI COS IIII P P (Tribune for the Eighth Time, Imperator for the Sixth Time, Consul for the Fourth Time, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC III 56.

3 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Commodus
Roman
161
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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