Commodus 177-192 AD

Silver fouree denarius, 19 mm, 3.0 gm.
Obv: IMPCAESAURELCOMMODVS…
Laureate bust of Commodus right.
Rev: TR POT II COS
Salus feeding serpent at altar.

The son of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior, Commodus accompanied his father on his German campaigns and was elevated to co-ruler in 177. A corrupt megalomaniac, Commodus was murdered on 12/31/192 just before he was to assume the consulship dressed as a gladiator.

RIC 741c.
Inv#: 4245
Guaranteed Authentic

$100

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