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A Commodus Bronze from... Euippe(??)


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I recently got this Commodus bronze from a large lot.

There's not a whole lot to go off of, but I think I got it narrowed down to the city of Euippe.

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The Wildwinds image is here;

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I feel like a the exergual letters don't match, but the portrait and rest of the design seems to match up.

 

What do you think?

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This small bronze of Commodus and his wife Crispina has only recently been described in the literature and is scarce. It is my favorite provincial coin of Commodus. We know it's from the city of Parium in Mysia because its obverse die was used to strike coins with different reverse types that specifically tell the name of the Latin-speaking colony in their inscriptions.

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Commodus, AD 177-192, and Crispina, AD 178-191.
Roman provincial Æ 20 mm, 4.7 g.
Mysia, Parium, c. AD 179-180.
Obv: IMP CAI Λ AVR COMODVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus, right.
Rev: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust of Crispina, right.
Ref: RPC IV.2, 11735 (temporary).

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