Medallion with busts of Commodus and Roma

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 192


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 67.00 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.882

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Commodus, radiate, to right, with bust of Roma, helmeted, wearing necklace, behind and to the right. In front, pelta.
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Reverse: At left Herakles, lionskin over arm, facing Commodus who sacrifices over lighted altar in center.
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Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland: November 9, 1966: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour