Medallion with bust of Commodus
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 039.
Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 62.85 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
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Obverse: Bearded and laureate bust of Commodus to left, holding spear with right hand and wearing aegis.
Reverse: Emperor in triumphal quadriga to right, the chariot ornamented with reliefs.
PMTRPXIIMPVII in exergue: COSVPP
By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 356); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Prof. George H. Chase, April 10, 1958
Anonymous gift in memory of Professor George H. Chase