Sestertius with bust of Commodus, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 175–176


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 27.31 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.262

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Commodus, right, draped.
LAVRELCOMMODOCAESAVGFILGERMSARM
Reverse: Jupiter standing, facing, head to left, holding scepter and thunderbolt; beneath right arm, figure of Commodus.
IOVIC ONSER VATORI S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; 1924: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 8 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 25-28, 1924, lot 1117 [no. 1116 on pl. 42]); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)