Medallion with bust of Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 192


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 66.37 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1971.676

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
[LAE] LIVSAVRELIVSCO MMODVSAVGPIVSFELIX
Reverse: Mars-Virtus at left, foot on a cuirass, faces toward Victory standing on a column beside which rests a shield.
PMTRPXVII IMPVIII COSVIIPP

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 8, 1971

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III