Sestertius with bust of Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 190


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 24.75 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.497

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Commodus to right.
MCOMMODANTP FELIXAVGBRITPP
Reverse: Winged caduceus between two cornucopiae.
TEMPORFELICPMTRPXVIMPVIIICOS[VI] in field: S C

Provenance

Said to be ex Lincoln, 1895; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III