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E-auction 309-227460 - COMMODUS Denier

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 85 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 18 March 2019 14:14:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 192
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 700 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan petit ovale et échancré, court sur les légendes. Très beau portrait de Commode de style fin. Usure plus marquée au revers. Jolie patine grise avec des reflets dorés


Obverse legend : L AEL AVREL CO-MM AVG P FEL.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Commode à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Ælius Aurelius Commodus Augustus Pius Felix”, (Lucius Ælius Commode auguste, pieux heureux).


Reverse legend : HERCVLI R-OMANO AVG.
Reverse description : Hercule, nu debout à gauche, la léonté entourée autour de la massue, couronnant un trophée placé à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Herculi Romano Augusti”, (À l'Hercule romain auguste).


Poids léger. Semble plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(166-31/12/192) Lucius Aurelius Commodus

August (17/03/180-31/12/192)

Convenient succeeded his father Marcus Aurelius died in Vienna on March 17 180. He hastens to conclude a truce with the Germanic tribes then abandoned public life. The Empire was ruled successively by the prefects of the Praetorium, Perennis 182-185, Cleander 185 to 190, which are both murdered. Paetus, the latter will kill the Emperor to not kill himself. Convenient dies suffocated in the night of 31 December 192.

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