Sign In | My Gemini
Gemini Home > Roman Empire > Lot # 187
Quick Find
Enter Lot #
Enter Keyword(s)
View Auction By Category
Greek Lots 1-109
Roman Republican and Imperatorial Lots 110-138
Roman Empire Lots 139-249
Byzantine Lots 250-264
Coins of the Barbarian Kingdoms Lots 265-282
Behnen Collection: Trajan Decius & Family Lots 283-377
Roman-Egyptian Held by Art Institute of Chicago Lots 378-490
World Coins Lots 491-523
Sicilian and Neapolitan Coins Lots 524-578
World Paper Currency Lots 579-583
Virtual Catalog
Create a Bidders Account
Terms of Sale
Production Staff
Lot # 187 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$1000 / Unsold: Available at opening bid of US$ 700 + Buyers Fee
Commodus. Sestertius
Commodus. 177-192 AD. Sestertius, 19.17g. (5h). Rome, 192 AD. Obv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Head laureate right. Rx: P M TR P XVII IMP VIII [CO]S VII P P S C Securitas seated left holding scepter and extending right hand towards child before her representing the Human Race; star in right field. BM 701. C 576. RIC 611. Struck on a broader flan than normal for Commodus, and with a rather sensitive portrait. EF.

The deity on reverse is traditionally described as Pietas but a recently discovered aureus which adds the descriptive legend SEC GEN HVM to the same type (Spink 65, 1988, 246, now coll. Ben Damsky) proves that she is actually Securitas and the child before her presumably the Human Race. Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, lot 577; with auction ticket.
©2018 Gemini Numismatic Auctions, LLC | Email: