Co 643 (Middle Roman diassarion of Commodus from Corinth) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
sim. RPC IV.1, 7918 (smaller)
Comparanda
sim. BCDCorinth 818, p. 117 (smaller)
Preservation comment
Wear: aF. Obverse right edge cracking away; overall thin and brittle.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 24, no. 229 (R. Hohlfelder; identified as Caracalla)
Axis (1-12
2
Has denomination
diassarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
28.0
Numismatic Mint
Corinth
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
7.49
Obverse Description
Youthful, laureate bust of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
IMP M AV[R] C[OM?] – O A[NTO AVG]
Reverse Description
Melikertes lying on dolphin to right beneath pine tree
Reverse Inscription
Upper left to right field: C L I – COR
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Dolphin (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 643 (Middle Roman diassarion of Commodus from Corinth).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0643>