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Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Tripolis(?), Lydia
The identification of the coin is consistent with other specimens bearing Howgego 20, which are from Tripolis bearing the portrait of Faustina Jr. and are around 30 mm.
1. CAP, ∆ē and dash, in 2 lines, oval punch, 10 x 9 mm. Howgego 561 (46 pcs). The "dash" to the right of the ∆ might indicate that the denomination is 4 1/2 assaria. This, and other denominational countermarks, were applied at Sardis to worn coins of other cities in W. Roman Asia, although not to Sardian coins (unless worn smooth). Appl. may have taken place during the sole reign of Gallienus, the reason being that coins bearing the portr. of Gallienus have been found cm'd, while a cm'd coin has been found bearing the cm of another city consistent with this date.
2. Head of Serapis r., in modius, in circular punch, 4 mm, Howgego 20 (3 pcs).
3. bust in circular punch, 5 mm, cf. Howgego 95 (2 pcs).
RP23242. Bronze AE 31, Tripolis(?) mint, weight 19.492g, maximum diameter 31.3mm, Mar/Apr 177 - 31 Dec 192 A.D.; obverse laureate head of Commodus? right; SOLD
Catalog current as of Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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