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ID number:  BIRBI-R1265
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Commodus; Marcus Aurelius; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  177
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  27.31
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 3140. A. H. Baldwin, 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Commodus, wearing laurel wreath, cuirassed and draped, facing r. Reverse: Pile of arms: cuirass, shields, spears, trumpets, etc.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMΓ L ΛVΠEL COMMODVS ΛVG GERM SΛRM (Imperator Lucius Aurelius Commodus Augustus, [Victor] over the Germans and Sarmatians). Reverse: TR P II (OS Γ P S C (Tribune for the Second Time, Consul, Father of the Fatherland, S C; Translation Disputed). In Exergue: DE GERMANIS (Conquered the Germans).

Bibliography:  RIC III 1570.

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