COMMODUS (under MARCUS-AURELIUS). AE Dupondius. Rome, 176 AD.
Obv. L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TR P III Radiated head right
Rev. IMP III COS II PP SC Victoria walking left, holding crown and palm.
RIC 1614, Cohen 736
Nice natural green patina.
Emmanuel de Vaissiere collection (Paris Drouot 15 February 1995).
Emmanuel de Vaissiere (1825-1911) was a sub-prefect of Mauriac at the time of Napoleon III, fond of litterature, history, archeology and numismatics, a typical 19th cent. scholar. He resided in his chateau of Vasse', where he died on 15 February 1911, aged 87.