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Troas, Alexandreia, Commodus, Bellinger A202 (rev. only)
Commodus, AD 177-192
AE 23, 5.04g, 23.04mm, 0į
obv. IMP CAI M AVR - COMOD AVG
Laureate head r. (youthful portrait)
rev. [COL AVG] - TRO / AD
Horse grazing r., behind shepherd bent stg. r., holding pedum; to left tree
ref. Bellinger A202 (Type 44) (rev); cf. RPC IV online 2578 (temp.)
rare, F+, brown patina

The depiction refers to an old, unknown founder myth of Alexandreia: The horse seems to have found a plant where the city was to be built. Here you can see how the shepherd observes the horse so that nothing escapes him.
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