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ID number:  BIRBI-R1295
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:  192
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  24.80
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 269. A. H. Baldwin, 1920.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Commodus, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Roma, helmeted and draped, standing facing r., holding spear in l. and clasping r. hands with Fides, standing facing l., and holding standard in l.; in field, star.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: I.AEL AVREL CO-MM AVG.P FEL (Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus Augustus Pius Felix). Reverse: r M TR P XVII.I-MP VIII …uS VII P P S C (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Seventeenth Time, Imperator for the Eighth Time, Consul for the Seventh Time, Father of the Fatherland, S C; Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC III 608a.

3 Related People

Commodus
Roman
161
192
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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