Commodus and his brother-in-law!

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  1. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

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  3. Limes

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    Cool coins, that Commodus is a bit of a mystery. I can only find 1 example on ACsearch. It appears to be quite rare!

    Roman Imperial
    Commodus (177 - 192 n. Chr.).
    Denar (Silber). 186 - 187 n. Chr. Rom.
    Vs: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT. Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz rechts.
    Rs: IOV EXSVP P M TR P XII IMP VIII / COS V P P. Jupiter mit Zweig und Szepter nach links sitzend.
    18 mm. 3,40 g.
    RIC 152; C. 242; BMC 213.
    Selten. Fast vorzüglich / sehr schön.

    See: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=6074766
     
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  4. Glen Lindwall

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    That BMC number appears to be correct, but RIC 152 lists a simpler reverse inscription. RIC 153 matches this inscription but is a gold aureus. This coin may not be in RIC as a denarius.
    RSC 242 (which uses the Cohen numbers) also appears to be correct and quotes both BMC 213 and RIC 152. Might the RIC entry be incomplete?
     
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  5. Clavdivs

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    Very nice and interesting coins.
    I have a pretty rough looking bronze Verus but a nicer Commodus:

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    COMMODUS AUGUSTUS AE sestertius. 184–185 AD. M COMMODVS ANTO—N AVG PIVS BRIT, laureate head of Commodus right. Reverse - VOTA SVSCEP DECEN P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII P P, emperor, veiled and togate, sacrificing left from patera over tripod, S—C across field. 33mm, 24.4g.
     
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