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ID:     25234
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     THRACE
City:     Elaeus
Issuer:     Commodus
Date Ruled:     AD 177-192
Metal:     Bronze
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     25 mm
Weight:     8.87 g
Die Axis:     4 h
Obverse Legend:     ....P A KOM.....
Obverse Description:     Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Reverse Legend:     EΛAIOVE(I)ΩN (sic)
Reverse Description:     Prow right, acrostolium as stag's head keel ending as boar's head; on prow helmeted hero Protesilaos in military dress standing right, raising right hand and holding spear in left. RPC Online and Varbanov give dolphin before keel, I am unable to make this out on this coin or any of those illustrated.
Primary Reference:     Varbanov 2964 var.
Reference2:     RPC Online temp. no. 6218 var.
Photograph Credit:     Alistair Mackay (
Grade:     NF/F
Notes:     Same reverse die as V.2694 and RPC6218, obverse die appears to be unrecorded.