Aureus with bust of Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 186–187


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.27 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1973.6

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
MCOMMANT PFELAVGBRIT
Reverse: Hilaritas stands with head to left, long palm in left hand, short branch in right.
 HILARAVGPMTRPXII.IMPVIIICOSVP.P

Provenance

By 1970: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG, January 10, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour