Medallion of Cyzicus with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 180–192


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Cyzicus

Dimensions

Diameter: 42 mm. Weight: 30.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.1131

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Commodus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles-Commodus standing facing, club in lowered right hand, lionskin around left arm. He looks at the Tyche of Cyzicus who is about to crown him with wreath in raised right hand.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1961: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann for $ 875- (this is the total price for 61.1130–61.1135)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour