Medallion (?) with head of Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 192


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 10.46 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

68.489

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Head of Commodus in lion’s skin, to the right.
LAELAVRELCO MMAVGPFEL
Reverse: Commodus, holding club and lion’s skin, plows with two oxen to left.
HERCROMCOND in exergue: COSVIIPP

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 195, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour