Medallion with silver boss, struck under Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 184


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 30.35 gm.

Accession Number

1972.933

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse removed, grooved, and silver boss inserted.
Reverse: Roma seated left, Victory on right hand, spear in left, shield at her side.
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Provenance

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 355; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 11, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III