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ID number:  BIRBI-R1293
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):  3.10
Weight (g):  23.90
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 480. W. S. Lincoln, 1921.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Commodus, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Virtus, helmeted, in military attire, standing facing l., holding Victory in extended r. and leaning on shield; spear rests against l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX ΛVG BRII (Marcus Commodus Antoninus Pius Felix Augustus Britannicus). Reverse: VIRTVΓI ΛVG P M TΠ P XII.IMP VIIII COS V P P S C (Valour of the Emperor, Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Twelfth Time, Imperator for the Ninth Time, Consul for the Fifth Time, Father of the Fatherland, S C; Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 505.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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