Medallion with bust of Commodus
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 042.
Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 51.88 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Commodus, bearded, laureate, draped, and wearing cuirass, right.
Reverse: Commodus standing right in military garb holding parazonium and reversed spear, facing Africa, on her head elephant’s helmet, reclining left, caressing a lion and holding two ears of wheat. In the background Victory standing right placing shield on trophy.
COSVI (in exergue)
By 1937: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; sold by Spink & Son Ltd., October 6, 1937 to a U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, November 17, 1937
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)