Commodus. Stunning Denarius. Son of Marcus Aurelius. Ancient Roman Silver Coin
Ancient Roman Silver Coin. Commodus (177-192 AD) AR Denarius (18mm, 3.35 g, 12h) ca. 192 AD Rome mint. Obv: Laureate head right. / Rev: Fides standing left, holding signum and cornucopia; star to right. RIC III 233; MIR 18, 840-4/30; RSC 583a. This coin is guaranteed for life to be a genuine ancient coin. Here at Ancient Auctions we have pledged to uphold the highest ethical standards. (31 August 161 AD – 31 December 192 AD), born Lucius Aurelius Commodus and died Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus, was Roman Emperor from 180 to 192 AD. He also ruled as co-emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until his father’s death in 180 AD. His accession as emperor was the first time a son had succeeded his biological father since Titus succeeded Vespasian in 79 AD. He was also the first emperor to have both a father and grandfather (who had adopted his father) as the two preceding emperors. Commodus was the first (and until 337 AD, the only) emperor “born in the purple”, i. During his father’s reign. In November 192, Commodus held Plebeian Games, in which he shot hundreds of animals with arrows and javelins every morning, and fought as a gladiator every afternoon, winning all the fights. Also, in December, he announced his intention to inaugurate the year 193 as both consul and gladiator on 1 January. At this point, the prefect Laetus formed a conspiracy with Eclectus to supplant Commodus with Pertinax, taking Marcia into their confidence. On 31 December, Marcia poisoned Commodus’ food but he vomited up the poison, so the conspirators sent his wrestling partner Narcissus to strangle him in his bath. Upon his death, the Senate declared him a public enemy (a de facto damnatio memoriae) and restored the original name of the city of Rome and its institutions. Statues of Commodus were demolished. His body was buried in the Mausoleum of Hadrian. Commodus’ death marked the end of the Nerva? Commodus was succeeded by Pertinax, whose reign was short lived, being the first to fall victim to the Year of the Five Emperors. In 195, the emperor Septimius Severus, trying to gain favour with the family of Marcus Aurelius, rehabilitated Commodus’ memory and had the Senate deify him. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Commodus. Stunning Denarius. Son of Marcus Aurelius. Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Monday, March 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Denomination: Denarius
- Date: 192 AD
- Ruler: Commodus
- Composition: Silver