Medallion with bust of Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 183


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 037.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 52.17 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.966

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, wearing cuirass with scales, right.
MAVRELCOMMODVS ANTONINVSAVG
Reverse: Pomona seated right, holding corn ears and poppy in left hand, right hand raised to grapevine, below which two children in tub, and a third at feet of goddess.
[PMTRPVIIIIIMPVICOS] IIIIPP TEMPORVM / FELICITAS (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, Milan, 1957, p. 384, pl. 143, no. 731v.); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; October 9, 1958: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd. for $ 2,466 (this is the total price for 58.960-58.967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour