JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser.

You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Click here for instructions on enabling javascript in your browser.

Ave!

Commodus Denarius, Hercules and Africa

AR 17mm/2.3gm Rome Mint; struck c. 192 AD

Con/ good F

Obv/ L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL; laureate head right

Rev/ PROVIDENTIAE AVG; Commodus, as Hercules, std. l., resting his foot on a prow and holding his club on a tree-stump, clasping hand with the figure of Africa, who is wearing and elephant-skin head-dress and holding a sistrum, with a lion at her feet.

Ref/ RIC 3, [Commodus] 250a (rated Rare)

Seller's Note/ The reverse on this rare issue refers to the foresight of Commodus in reorganizing the N. African grain fleet, ca. 191 AD, which he renamed the Commodiana Herculea.

Share Product
Share via E-Mail
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter