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Aureus with bust of Commodus, struck under Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. L.AVRELCOM MODVSAVG Reverse: Castor, naked except for cloak, standing front, head left, in front of horse left; reversed spear in left hand. TRPIII.IMPIICOSP.P

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection, II, Paris, 1913, no.148 (as ex Vente Serrure, mai 1905 [Lestrange], no. 305]; by 1952: A.N.A. Convention Sale, Hotel Statler, 7th Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets, New York, August 18, 1952, lot 1597; purchased by MFA at the A.N.A. auction for $ 330.00 and accessioned September 11, 1952

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 177–178

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.93 gm.

Accession Number

52.1014

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins