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Medallion with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. [LAE] LIVSAVRELIVSCO MMODVSAVGPIVSFELIX Reverse: Mars-Virtus at left, foot on a cuirass, faces toward Victory standing on a column beside which rests a shield. PMTRPXVII IMPVIII COSVIIPP

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 8, 1971

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 192

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 66.37 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1971.676

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions