Medallion with bust of Commodus, struck under Marcus Aurelius
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 035.
Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 51.87 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed youthful bust of Commodus to right.
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
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)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour