Quinarius - Commodus P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P; Victory

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Commodus (177-192)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 187-188
Value Silver Quinarius = 1⁄2 Denarius (½)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.6 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 265391
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC III# 170,
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.170
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, 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

Victory, winged, draped, advancing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm sloped over left shoulder in left hand.

Lettering: P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P

Translation:
Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate Tertia Decima, Imperator Octavum, Consul Quintum, Pater Patriae.
High priest, holder of tribunician power for the 13th time, supreme commander (Imperator) for the eighth 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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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (187-188) 

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