Medallion with bust of Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 183


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 036.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 61.02 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

59.184

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Commodus to right, laureate, cuirass with scales, seen from back.
MAVRELIVSCOMMODVS ANTONINVSAVG
Reverse: Jupiter standing facing, scepter in right; at left, Minerva standing with shield in left; at right, Juno, veiled.
P M TR P VIII IMP VI in ex.: COS IIII PP

Provenance

Said to be from the collection of Sir Arthur Evans; by date unknown: with Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, 20 Magaw Place, New York 33, N.Y.; purchased by MFA from Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, March 19, 1959, for $ 357.40 (this is the total price 59.184-59.185)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour