Medallion with bust of Commodus, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 178


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 52.91 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1971.46

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
LAVRELCOMMODVSAVG GERMSARMTRPIII
Reverse: Sacrifice before hexastyle temple. Emperor beside tripod with four citizens at right. At left, bull with executioner and three attendants. Figures in pediment of temple and two Nikai on roof.
[IMPII] COSPP In exergue: VOTAPVBLICA

Provenance

By 1971: with Bank Leu & Company AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Company A.G., March 10, 1971

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour