Sestertius with bust of Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 192


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 22.78 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1986.898

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, right.
L.AELAVRELCO MMAVGPFEL
Reverse: Roma (or Mars?), spear in left hand, clasping right hand of Fides, who holds standard in left hand. Between, star.
PMTRPXVIII MPVIIIC OSVIIPP SC (in field, below star)

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W 1 (Glendining auction of the Hall Collection, part II, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1620, partial: from the Astronomer sale 1906, lot 563 and ex Weber, lot 199); by 1952: with A. H. Baldwin, Robert Street, London; March 1952: purchased from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

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