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ID number:  BIRBI-R1289
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Commodus; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  183-184
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.30
Weight (g):  31.44
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 3508. G. Fallani, 58A Via del Babuino, Rome, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Commodus, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Hercules, nude, standing frontally, head facing r., r. set on hip, and resting l. on club wraped in lion-skin and set on rock.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M COMMODVS ΛN-TONINVS AVG PIVS (Marcus Commodus Antoninus Pius Augustus). Reverse: P M TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIiI P P S C (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Ninth Time, Imperator for the Sixth Time, Consul for the Fourth Time, Father of the Fatherland, S C; Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 399Aa.

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