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Medallion with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Commodus to right, lion's skin around shoulders. LAELIVSAVRELIVSCOM MODVSAVGPIVSFELIX Reverse: Four Seasons on the reverse: Spring at left with basket of flowers, Summer with falx and ears of corn, Autumn with fruit and a fawn, Winter at right holding a bird and a...

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Provenance

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 358; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 11, 1972

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 192

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 52.26 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1972.932

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions