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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Commodus| > RS15000
Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D.
Nobilitas may have been selected as a reverse type for Commodus because he was the first emperor "born to the purple," whose father was already emperor when Commodus was born in 161, and because he could trace his adoptive pedigree back to Nerva.
RS15000. Silver denarius, RIC III 139, RSC II 382, gVF, Rome mint, weight 3.194g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 180o, 186 A.D.; obverse M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT, laureate head right; reverse NOBILIT AVG P M TR P XI IMP VIII COS V P P, Nobilitas standing right, scepter in right and palladium in left; excellent centering, some minor encrustation; scarce; SOLD

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