186/187 AD (regnal year 27 of Marcus Aurelius)
MAKOANTΩC-EBEVCEB, Head of Emperor, laureate, right
Head of Zeus-Ammon, right, wearing solar disk and horn; regnal date, L (retrograde)-K-Z
25.46mm, 11.45g, 11h
VF, attractive find patina
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 414 (14 February 2018), Lot 465
Commodus was the son of Marcus Aurelius. A megalomaniac, he liked to portray himself as Hercules, as evidenced in numerous statues which exist today, as well as fight as a gladiator, often exotic animals such as lions and elephants. Famous in present day, for his portrayal in the 2000 film, Gladiator.