Medallion with bust of Commodus
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 038.
Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 50.23 gm. Die Axis: 12
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Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
Reverse: Hercules nude, standing, holding club and lionskin in left hand, right hand raised crowing himself; at left, a tree; at right, an altar.
By date unknown: Giorgio Giorgi Collection; by 1955: with Mario Ratto, Via Manzoni 23, Milan, Italy (Ratto auction of the Giorgio Giorgi Collection, January 26-29, 1955, lot 844); by date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, no. 475); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., October 9, 1958, for
$ 2,466 (this is the total price for 58.960-58.967)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour