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Medallion with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Bust of Commodus to right, laureate, cuirass with scales, seen from back. MAVRELIVSCOMMODVS ANTONINVSAVG Reverse: Jupiter standing facing, scepter in right; at left, Minerva standing with shield in left; at right, Juno, veiled. P M TR P VIII IMP VI in ex.: COS IIII PP

Provenance

Said to be from the collection of Sir Arthur Evans; by date unknown: with Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, 20 Magaw Place, New York 33, N.Y.; purchased by MFA from Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, March 19, 1959, for $ 357.40 (this is the total price 59.184-59.185)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 183

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 036.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 61.02 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

59.184

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions