Co 643 (Middle Roman diassarion of Commodus from Corinth) [permalink] [show fewer 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