Medallion with busts of Commodus and Roma
Imperial Period (or Modern)
A.D. 192 (or 19th/20th century)
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 043.
Diameter: 45 mm. Weight: 63.78 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Busts of Commodus and Roma jugate, right Commodus, laureate, draped wearing cuirass; Roma, helmeted, wearing cuirass with aegis.
Reverse: Pietas seated left, holding scepter in left hand extending right hand to naked child standing before her.
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
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)