Medallion with bust of Commodus, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 177


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 035.

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 51.87 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.967

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions

Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed youthful bust of Commodus to right.
IMPCAESLAVRELCOM MODVSGERMSARM
Reverse: Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, each holding branch of olive, driving quadriga left, led by solider; above, Victory flying left, carrying trophy.
In exergue: TRPOTCOS

Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, no. 738); 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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour