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Commodus Denarius

Commodus Denarius, Emperor AD 177-192, struck AD 187-188, RIC 169, RSC 544, 16 mm, Obverse:  laureate bust of Commodus facing right, M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT, Reverse:  Salus seated left, feeding a serpent rising from an altar, PM TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P, a lustrous coin with just a touch of attractive toning, a very nice and detailed portrait of Commodus, more than decent detail on the reverse, and the legends on both sides are full and clear, a scarce issue for Commodus according to my researches, Asking price:  $95 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Commodus Denarius

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