Sestertius with bust of Commodus
Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 22.78 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, right.
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)
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
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule