Commodus brass dupondus
Commodus. Rome, c.AD 180s. Brass dupondus. 26mm. 10.84g.Radiate bust right, M COMM ANT P FELIX AVG TR P V IMP IIII COS II PP SC. RCV 5839 variant (LIBERAL, not LIB). Good VF, smooth dark patina. SCARCE variant. Was £200. Now only £150
Commodus gave himself the title Britannicus after an uprising in northern Britain in the early 180s. Believing he was a reincarnation of Hercules, he fought wild beasts in the Colosseum and was strangled by athlete in 192.
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