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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1291
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:  184
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  21.90
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1841. Ex L. G. P. Messenger Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Commodus, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Victory, winged and draped, seated facing r. on shields, inscribing shield set on knee and held in place by l.hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M COMMODVS ANT-...ɪ ΛVG PIVS BHIT (Marcus Commodus Antoninus Pius Augustus Britannicus). Reverse: P M TP P ɪ ... VII COC IIII P Γ 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). In Exergue: VICT BΠIT (Victory over the Britons).

Bibliography:  RIC III 440.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Commodus
Roman
161
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Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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