|Lot 429. Commodus. As Caesar, A.D. 166-177. Æ as (25 mm, 15.17 g, 12 h). Rome, under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, A.D. 175/6. COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM, bare-headed and draped bust of Commodus right / SPES PVBLICA, S C across field, Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt. RIC 1544. Two-toned brown and black patina. Very fine.
From the Expatriate Collection. Ex Naville Numismatics 21 (20 March 2016), 607.
The Expatriate Collection
Expatriate comes from the Latin roots ex-, ""away from,"" and patria, ""one's native country."" The Expatriate Collection was formed by an American who has lived abroad for nearly fourteen years in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East. His collection was formed almost exclusively while living outside the United States.
Estimate: US$ 200