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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1277
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:  181-182
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  3.45
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 4084. Ex Col. G. B. Pears Collection, A. H. Baldwin, 1965.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Commodus, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Liberalitas, draped and standing facing l., holding abacus in r. and cornucopia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M COMMODVS AN-TONINVS AVC (Marcus Commodus Antoninus Augustus). Reverse: IIB AVG V TR P VII IMD IIII COS III P P ([Has performed the] Liberality of the Emperors for the fifth time, Tribune for the Seventh Time, Imperator for the Fourth Time, Consul for the Third Time, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC III 36a.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Commodus
Roman
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