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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Commodus| > SH14699
Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D.
The head left is extremely rare on denarii of Commodus. This coin may be an ancient counterfeit rather than an official Rome mint issue. The elaborate Annona reverse composition reflects the special care Commodus took in supplying the much needed African grain to Rome (in fear of mob uprisings).
SH14699. Silver denarius, apparently unpublished, cf. RIC III 106 and BMCRE IV 157 (both bust right), aVF, Rome? mint, weight 2.499g, maximum diameter 17.5mm, die axis 180o, 184 - 185 A.D.; obverse COMM ANT AVG P BRIT, laureate head left; reverse ANN P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII P P, Annona standing left, statuette of Concordia holding patera and scepter in right hand, scepter in left hand, at feet left modius, right two persons on ship; extremely rare; SOLD

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