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ID number:  BIRBI-R1292
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:  186-187
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  23.60
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3967. A. H. Baldwin, 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Commodus, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Pietas, veiled and draped, standing facing l., dropping incense from patera in r. on lighted altar left and holding incense box in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M.COMMODVS ANΓ P FELIX ΛVG BRIT (Marcus Commodus Antoninus Pius Felix Augustus Britannicus). Reverse: ^vcɪOH PIETΛT P M TΠ P XII IMP VIII COS v S C (Leader of Piety, Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Twelfth Time, Imperator for the Eighth Time, Consul for the Fifth Time, Father of the Fatherland, S C; Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 494.

3 Related People

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