User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Nicomedia with bust of Commodus

Start collecting

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, spear poised above lion standing left. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 8, 1967

Credit Line

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 180–192

Mint

Nicomedia, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.58 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

67.336

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins