AR 19-17 denarius.
Commodus in lion-skin headdress right, L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL
/HERCVLI ROMANO AVG around bow, club, and quiver with arrows.
Struck 191 at Rome. RIC 253. BMC 343.
Commodus regarded himself as a reincarnation of Hercules. A famous bust in the Capitoline Museum in Rome shows more:
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