Medallion with bust of Commodus, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 177–178


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 51.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.696

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Commodus to left, with paludamentum.
L.AVREL.COMMODVS AVG.GERMSARMTRPIII
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.
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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour