Commodus was Roman emperor jointly with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until his father’s death in 180, and solely until 192AD.
With the death of Marcus Aurelius in March of 180AD, the long reign of the five good emperors came to an end and with it so did the Pax Romana (the Roman Peace). Those emperors who followed for the next century would witness a time of both chaos and decline.
Commodus was a corrupt ruler who was not well received by the Roman people during his reign. He believed himself to be a reincarnation of Hercules, and enjoyed fighting in an arena as a gladiator.
Commodus was assassinated by professional wrestler Narcissus.
The silver denarius on offer here in in Very Fine+ condition. A strong strike with excellent portrait of Commodus on the obverse. Weaker strike on the reverse.