Medallion with bust of Commodus, struck under Marcus Aurelius
Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 51.75 gm. Die Axis: 12
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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Commodus to left, with paludamentum.
Reverse: Emperor (as Romulus or Mars) in cuirass with long cloak (feet bare) walks to right, trophy over left shoulder and spear in right hand.
By 1964: with Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland and Bank Leu & Co. A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction 24, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 16, 1964, lot 314); purchased at the Hess-Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 13, 1964
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour