Medallion with busts of Commodus and Roma

Roman (?)
Imperial Period (or Modern)
A.D. 192 (or 19th/20th century)


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 043.

Dimensions

Diameter: 45 mm. Weight: 63.78 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

37.27

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Busts of Commodus and Roma jugate, right Commodus, laureate, draped wearing cuirass; Roma, helmeted, wearing cuirass with aegis.
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Reverse: Pietas seated left, holding scepter in left hand extending right hand to naked child standing before her.
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Provenance

By 1936: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; sold by Spink & Son Ltd., December 2, 1936 to a U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, January 14, 1937

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)