Dupondius with bust of Commodus, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 175–176


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 14.25 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

68.487

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
COMMODOCAESAVG FILGERMSARM
Reverse: Priestly emblems: knife, sprinkler, jug, lituus, simpulum.
PIETASAVG in exergue: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 195, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour