MYSIA, Pergamum. Commodus, as Caesar.
|Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 749. Estimate $3000.
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004.
Sold For $2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
166-177 AD. Æ 33mm (20.72 gm). Claudius Nikomedes, magistrate. M AVP KAI CAP KOMODO
/C, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / EPI
CTPA K NIKO MHDOU
C B NEOKORWN PERGAMHNWN
, Hygieia with serpent and patera and Asclepius with serpent staff standing facing each other, small Telesphorus between them. BMC Mysia -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; Mionnet -. EF, dark green patina, fields smoothed. ($3000)
The work of a master engraver at Pergamum, whose signature seems to be the dropped C in the obverse legend. See Kraft pl. 87-89 for other dies by this artist.