Commodus, Gold Aureus

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Commodus, Gold Aureus

Commodus (A.D. 166-177), Gold Aureus. Mint of Rome, struck A.D. 184. M COMM ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right, rev. VOT SVSC DEC P M TR P VIIII IMP VII / COS IIII P P, Emperor standing left, veiled, sacrificing from a patera over an altar, 7.29g., 6h (RIC 99b; Calicó 2367; Biaggi 1027 var.; C 1002). Well-struck in high relief on a broad flan, lustrous, good extremely fine and most attractive, a beautiful example.

Provenance:
Ex Numismatic Lanz, auction 74, Munich, 20 November 1995, lot 571
Ex William H. Williams Collection, Numismatica Ars Classica, auction 31 ("An American Collector"), Zurich, 26 October 2005, lot 63

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