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Denarius of Commodus

Silver denarius, 17mm, 3.12gm, issued AD 182. Rome mint.

Obv: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate head facing right.

Rev: LIB AVG V TRP VII IMP IIII COS III PP, Liberalitas standing holding abacus and cornucopiae.

References: Sear 5655, RIC 36, RSC 311.

Commodus' fifth largess was distributed in 182. Mattingly thought these annual largesses suggested a need for popularity.

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