Sestertius with bust of Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 180


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 23.06 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1986.896

Medium or Technique

Bronze (with traces of silvering?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
MCOMMODVS ANTONINVSAVG
Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, spear in raised right hand. Below, fallen enemy on right knee, right hand extended.
TR PVIMP IIIICOSII P P S C (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, part 2, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1624, partial [said to be from General Moore Collection]); purchased at unknown date in the 1950s by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule