186 NGC Ch VF Commodus Roman Egypt Alexandria Tetradrachm Zeus Head (21092002C)
Choice Very Fine Roman Egypt billon tetradrachm coin.
Struck for Emperor Commodus, son of Marcus Aurelius.
Minted in the Emperor's 27th Alexandrian year = 186/7 CE.
Certified by NGC to Ch VF.
Obverse: laureate head of emperor facing right, surrounded by date letters L K Z = 27.
Reverse: Zeus head facing right.
Zeus is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who rules as king of the gods of Mount Olympus. His name is cognate with his Roman equivalent Jupiter. His mythologies and powers are similar, though not identical, to those of Indo-European deities such as Indra, Jupiter, Perkūnas, Perun, Thor, and Odin.