Medallion with busts of Commodus and Roma

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 192


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 66.80 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1981.503

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Conjoined radiate bust of Commodus and helmeted bust of Roma right. Below Roma, pelta.
LAELIVSAVRELIVSCOMMO DVSAVGPIVSFELIX
Reverse: Emperor standing at right sacrificing with patera over flaming tripod. In center, Felicitas (?) holding cornucopia and staff. At left, attendant leads in a bull.
PMT RPXVII [IMPVIII] In ex.: COSVIIPP

Provenance

By date unknown: Murray Maultasch Collection; gift of Murray Maultasch to MFA, December 9, 1981

Credit Line

Gift of Murray Maultasch