Commodus, 177-192 AD, Egypt, Alexandria, BI Tetradrachm, Zeus-Ammon, struck 186/187 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Commodus
City/Region:
Egypt, Alexandria
Denomination:
Bi Tetradrachm
Composition:
Billon
Date:
186/187 AD (regnal year 27 of Marcus Aurelius)
Obverse:
MAKOANTΩC-EBEVCEB, Head of Emperor, laureate, right
Reverse:
Head of Zeus-Ammon, right, wearing solar disk and horn; regnal date, L (retrograde)-K-Z
Size:
25.46mm, 11.45g, 11h
Grade:
VF, attractive find patina
Provenance:
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 414 (14 February 2018), Lot 465
References:
Dattari (Savio) 3900; Köln 2225; K&G 41.84; Emmett 2568.27; SNG Copenhagen -; SGICV -

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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.