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.
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
- Product Code: 20040705
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