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Roman Empire, Bronze Sestertius of Commodus (AD 177-192) - obv. Bust/rv. Roma+Fides NGC Ch F [11914]

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Why add this ancient Roman Imperial Bronze Sestertius struck for Emperor Commodus to your coin collection?

The Bronze Sestertius circulated during the era of the Roman Empire was introduced in 23 B.C. by Augustus as part of his coinage reform. The Sestertius would remain the largest denomination bronze coin of the Empire until the latter part of the third century A.D. Measuring approximately 33 mm, this Sestertius was struck during the reign of Commodus, the eighteenth Emperor of the Roman Empire, A.D. 177-192.

Roman Imperial Sestertius design

Emperor Commodus is depicted in a right facing profile portrait on the obverse, bearded, with his head adorned with a wreath of laurel. Inscriptions describing the Emperor's name and title encircle the image.

The reverse features the standing figures of Roma and Fides, as they face each other with hands clasped, holding long spears at their sides. Between them the inscription "SC" appears, the abbreviation for "Senatus Consulto", meaning that minting of the coin was authorized by the Senate, with its value guaranteed.

Graded Choice Fine by NGC Ancients

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) ancient coin grading specialists, NGC Ancients, reviewed this Bronze Sestertius struck A.D. 177-192 for Roman Emperor Commodus and awarded it the grade of Choice Fine. Bearing the characteristics of a coin graded 15 on the Sheldon Scale, the coin will exhibit moderate to sharp detail in the deepest recesses of the coin with prominent circulation wear.

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Year of Issue:177-192
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch F
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire