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ID:     15-068
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Thrace
City:     Philippopolis
Issuer:     Commodus
Date Ruled:     166-192
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 20
Date Struck:     A.D. Thrace, Philippopolis. Commodus.
Diameter:     19.6 mm
Weight:     2.47 g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Legend:     AVT M A KOMOΔOC (or similar)
Obverse Description:     Laureate head right
Reverse Legend:     ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN
Reverse Description:     griffin springing right
Primary Reference:     RPC IV online -
Reference2:     Varbanov -
Reference3:     BMC -
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions, Inc.
Grade:     aVF
Notes:     (1) Agora Auction 15: Lot No. 68; (2) Unpublished in standard references. This coin is featured at Wildwinds where it is included under Commodus. In hand, I cannot be certain of the obverse legend. The portrait is certainly Antonine.