Ancient Coins: GREEK and GREEK IMPERIAL BRONZE: Cilicia, Tarsus, Commodus, 177-192 A.D.

Cilicia, Tarsus, Commodus, 177-192 A.D.
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Cilicia, Tarsus, Commodus, 177-192 A.D.

AE 34, 19.79g. Bust of Commmodus to right wearing the crown and robes of the demiourgos. Rev. Decastyle neocorate temple(one of two in the city).; the name of Commodus on the lintel and eagle on the pediment. SNG Paris 1463. SNG Levante _. Green and brown patina with some encrustation on the obverse.

This temple for the Imperial cult has remains indicating that it was massive and constructed from Proconnesian(Marmara) marble. 

Ex: LHS, Zurich, Auction 95, October 25, 2005, lot 825.
Ex: Nomos, Zurich, Auction 6, May 8, 2012, lot 157
Ex: J. P. Righetti collection 

good Very Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,000.

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