Denarius with head of Divus Marcus Aurelius, struck under Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 180


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.87 gm.

Accession Number

32.1248

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Divus Marcus Aurelius, bare, right.
DIVVSMAN TONINVSPIVS
Reverse: Funeral pyre in four tiers, crowned by quadriga (details of quadriga obscure); the lowest tier is garlanded, the second has a door between two statues in niches, the third has three statues in niches; the fourth is draped and has a torch right and left.
CONSE CRATIO

Provenance

Source Unknown; accessioned by MFA, 1932

Credit Line

Source unidentified