Denarius - Commodus P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P; Felicitas

Features

Country Roman Empire
(Rome)
Emperor Commodus (177-192)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 185
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Silver
Weight 3 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 265325
Numista (https://numista.com)
References RIC III# 121,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 2003. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 3. Antoninus Pius – Commodus (AD 138–192) (1930 reprinted edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.3.com.121
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Commodus, laureate, right.

Lettering: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT

Translation:
Marcus Commodus Antoninus Pius Felix Augustus Britannicus.
Marcus Commodus Antoninus, the pious, the fortunate, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Britons.

Reverse

Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and sceptre in left hand.

Lettering: P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P

Translation:
Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate Undecima, Imperator Septimum, Consul Quintum, Pater Patriae.
High priest, holder of tribunician power for the eleventh time, supreme commander (Imperator) for the seventh time, consul for the fifth time, father of the nation.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Example of this type:
Trustees of the British Museum

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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