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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
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
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.
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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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