Commodus, Gold Aureus

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.

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