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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1278
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:  182-183
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  3.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 105. Spink, 1916.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Commodus, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Roma, helmeted, draped and standing facing l., holding Victory in extended r. and vertical spear in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M COMMODVƆ ^^l-TONINVS /VC (Marcus Commodus Antoninus Augustus). Reverse: TR P VIII ɪMP \ (OS IIII P P (Tribune for the Eighth Time, Imperator for the Fifth Time, Consul for the Fourth Time, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC III 49 (var).

Notes:  Variation on obverse legend to RIC type.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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