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Medallion with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Bearded and laureate bust of Commodus to left, holding spear with right hand and wearing aegis. MCOMMODVSANTONINV SPIVSFELIXAVGBRIT Reverse: Emperor in triumphal quadriga to right, the chariot ornamented with reliefs. PMTRPXIIMPVII in exergue: COSVPP


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 356); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Prof. George H. Chase, April 10, 1958

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Professor George H. Chase

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 186



Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 039.


Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 62.85 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze (bimetallic)


The Ancient World


Numismatics, Medallions