Creator

Creation Date

2016-09-16

Era

1-500 CE

Medium

Denarius (Roman mint coinage)

Dimensions

18mm, 3.18g

Credit Line

Purchase by the Department of Art History

Accession Number

2015.174.2

Creator Biography

Creator Unknown, Roman.

Description

A denarius made in the time of Commodus, marked "M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS" on obverse. On the reverse, Aequitas (Equity in the form of a goddess) stands holding scales in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left hand, a globe is at her feet. Marked "P M TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIII PP" on the reverse.

Provenance

All proper markings, checked by the American Numismatic Society

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