Commodus 177-192 Denarius - Hercules reverse

Ancient Coins - Commodus 177-192 Denarius - Hercules reverse
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Struck 191/2 - Cleaning scratches on obverse right field.

Obv: Bust of Commodus right "L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL"

Rev: Hercules standing left holdnig a club and lion skin.  His other hand reaching out to a trophy.  "HERCVLI ROMANO AVG"

Late in Commodus' reign, he became more and more obsessed with Hercules. Ultimately, he believed himself to be the reincarnation of Hercules.  This insanity ultimately led to his assasination.

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