Sestertius with bust of Commodus, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 179


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 27.15 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1988.351

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
L.AVREL.COMM ODVSAVGTRPIIII
Reverse: Minerva stands, head left, shield in left hand, dropping incense on altar with right. Spear rests on left arm.
IMPII COSIIPP
S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1988: with Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine, September 28, 1988

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour