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Roman Emperor Commodus Silver Denarius Coin 193-211AD

Denomination : Silver Denarius
Period : Commodus was emperor with his father from from AD 177 to 180AD and sole Emperor for a further 12 years
Date : Minted in Rome in AD 184.
Origin : Rome. British detectorist find.
Condition : Fine, excellent portrait
Features : The reverse depicts Aequitas with scales and cornucopia. 1.9cms diameter

The divinity Aequitas holding her scales had a slightly different meaning to the Romans. This depiction was interpreted as an honest measure rather than legal justice.

Commodus as Emperor was at the centre of his own personality cult. He was a deity in the eyes of some admirers. His murder in 193 lead onto the most tumultuous year of five Emperors.

Condition Summary

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear

Very Fine ( VF). Very few signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief

Fine (F). Wear on the coin

 

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