Aureus with bust of Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 181–182


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.31 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

69.1056

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
M.COMMODVS ANTONINVSAVG
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)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour