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AD 177-192 Roman Empire Silver Denarius of Commodus NGC Ch. VF

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AD 177-192 Roman Empire Silver Denarius of Commodus NGC Ch. VF

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Why add this Roman Imperial Silver Denarius of Commodus to your collection?

Commodus was Roman Emperor from AD 177-192. Believing himself to be a demi-god, Commodus positioned statues of himself portrayed as Hercules throughout the empire and renamed the city of Rome to be Commodiana. Roman legions became Commodianae, the Senate retitled the Commodian Fortunate Senate, and the months were renamed with Commodus' twelve names: Lucius, Aelius, Aurelius, Commodus, Augustus, Herculeus, Romanus, Exsuperatorius, Amazonius, Invictus, Felix, and Pius. Commodus' megalomaniac behavior led to his assassination in late AD 192, immediately followed by the restoration of Rome and its institutions by the Senate. This approximately 18 mm diameter Silver Denarius was struck in Rome during the reign of Commodus.

Incredibly Detailed Images of the Emperor

The obverse features the laureate image of Emperor Commodus facing right, encircled by the inscription "M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT" (Marcus Commodus Antonius Pater Felix Augustus Britannicus).

The image of Commodus also appears on the reverse, seated in a curule chair holding a globe, being crowned by a flying Victory from behind, accompanied by a partially clipped inscription declaring the titles held by the emperor.

Stunning Ancient Coin in Choice Very Fine Condition

This Silver Denarius of Commodus, struck AD 177-192, is graded Choice Very Fine (Sheldon Scale equivalent of 30-35) by NGC Ancients, the ancient coin grading division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. The coin will exhibit virtually complete details, with the highest design elements worn flat

This remarkable treasure from the Roman Empire belongs in your collection now!

Year of Issue:AD 177-192
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF