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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.115.265
People
Marcus Aurelius, Roman (r. 161 - 180 CE)
Commodus, Roman (r. 177-192)
Title
Sestertius of Commodus and Marcus Aurelius
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
177-178 CE
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Roman
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
20.09 g
Die Axis
11
Denomination
sestertius
Date on Object
TR P III
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: L AVREL COMM-0DVS AVG TR P III
  • Reverse Inscription: LIBERTAS AVG IMP II COS P P
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC III, 1589, p. 341; BMC IV p.674, 1684
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.115.265
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: L AUREL COMM-ODUS AUG TR P III, laureate bust of Commodus r.
Reverse: LIBERTAS AUG-IMP II COS PP/ S C, Libertas, holding pileus and scepter, standing l.

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