Aureus with bust of Commodus
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.31 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
Reverse: Commodus, togate, seated left on platform, right hand extended. At right soldier standing holding wand. At left Liberalitas standing with abacus and cornucopia. Togate citizen at left mounts steps to platform.
TRPVII IMPIIII C OSIIIP.P. LIBERAL.V (in exergue)
By 1969: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, CH-6000, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction 41, April 24-25, lot 258); purchased on behalf of MFA at auction 41 by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 23, 1969: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour