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Aureus with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, cuirassed. M.COMMODVS ANTONINVSAVG Reverse: Commodus, togate, seated left on platform, right hand extended. At right soldier standing holding wand. At left Liberalitas standing with abacus and cornucopia. Togate citizen at left mounts steps to...

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Provenance

By 1969: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, CH-6000, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction 41, April 24-25, lot 258); purchased on behalf of MFA at auction 41 by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 23, 1969: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 181–182

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.31 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

69.1056

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins