My Commodus denarius came today! :)

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Here's young Commodus -- Commodus as a BABY!!

    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius, 24.65 g, 30.4 mm, 12 h.
    Rome, AD 161.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: SAECVLI FELICIT SC, draped throne on which there are two infant boys (Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus and Commodus), with stars above their heads.
    Refs: RIC 1665; BMCRE 936; Cohen 193; RCV 5282; MIR 27.

    Here's a close-up:

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  3. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Bought my Commodus denarius few months ago.

    I liked that it can be easily attributed, the price was decent and it is somewhat scarce.

    RIC III Commodus 169
    Date Range: AD 187 - AD 188
    Obverse Legend: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT
    Type: Head of Commodus, laureate, right
    Reverse Legend: P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P
    Type: Salus, draped, seated left on low seat, feeding from patera in right hand snake coiled round altar
  4. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    It's an interesting question - for which my answer is: yes, the portrait can help you to date the coin. Here's a post (linked to a relevant publication by from Andreas Pangerl) that might interest you: Dating Caracalla.
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  6. chalky

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    i have 3 Commodus not the best nick found metal detecting any info would be great
    RO Commodus  obv ...FELIX AVG  BRIT P P  reverse ...COS VI.jpg RO Commodus - Silver denarius - 192 AD - Alexandria mint.jpg RO Commodus as Caesar AD 166-177 Struck AD 175-176 Rome.jpg
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