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Commodus

M. Aurelius Commodus Antoninus
Augustus (AD 180-192)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Son of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II, Commodus succeeded his father and reigned for some twelve years. Commodus associated himself strongly with Hercules and preferred to leave the administration of the empire to a succession of corrupt favourites. As his reign became more harsh, a final plot was responsible for murdering him on New Years Eve 192


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Commodus

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Coins of Commodus currently available

Coin image Commodus
Bronze as issued AD 188.
Obv: M COMM ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: PM TRP XIII IMP VIII COS V PP, Fortuna seated left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, SC across (FOR RED in ex.).
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $90.00
Coin image Commodus
Silver denarius issued AD 182.
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.
Very Fine   |   AUD $160.00
Coin image Commodus
Silver denarius issued AD 184.
Obv: M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: PM TRP VIIII IMP VI COS IIII PP, Pax standing left holding branch and cornucopiae, shield at feet.
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $180.00
Coin image Commodus
Bronze sestertius issued AD 187.
Obv: M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: NOBILITAS AVG PM TRP XII IMP VIII COS V PP, Nobilitas standing right holding sceptre.
Very Fine   |   AUD $350.00