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Argolis, Troizen, Commodus, BCD Peloponnesos 1341.2 (plate coin)
Commodus, AD 177-192
AE 21mm, 9.61 g
obv. [M AVR KOMMO]DOC AV[G]
Laureate head right
rev. [TROI - ZHNIWN]
Hippolytus standing facing, head left, holding spear and ?; his dog at feet(?)
BCD Peloponnesos 1341.2 (this coin); NCP p.162, 7 (this coin) Thanks to BCD!
extremely rare, VF, black green patina with traces of lighter olive overtones, light roughness
Pedigree:
ex BCD coll.
ex A. Rhousopoulos coll.
ex LHS 96, 8./9. May 2006

A note from BCD: Troizen must have enjoyed a special status under Commodus, as did Aigion, Megara and Pagai. These cities and Epidauros are the only ones that issued non-Severan coins in the Peloponnesos, with the exception of the well-established mints of like Corinth, Patrai, Elis, Argos and Lakedaimon.

For more informations see the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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Basil Demetriadi  [Sep 27, 2006 at 11:43 AM]
Jochen: BCD Peloponnesos and LHS 96 is one and the same thing, an auction catalogue. Your coin is listed in this catalogue as lot number 1341.2. Lot 1198 is a Lucius Verus from Argos, also bought at the auction by CNG. Perhaps they did not give you the correct information or they mixed the identities of the two coins.