Sestertius with bust of Commodus
Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 23.06 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Bronze (with traces of silvering?)
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, spear in raised right hand. Below, fallen enemy on right knee, right hand extended.
TR PVIMP IIIICOSII P P S C (in exergue)
By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, part 2, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1624, partial [said to be from General Moore Collection]); purchased at unknown date in the 1950s by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule