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Medallion with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Bust of Commodus, bearded, laureate, draped, and wearing cuirass, right. MCOMMODVSANTONINVS PIVSFELIXAVGBRIT Reverse: Commodus standing right in military garb holding parazonium and reversed spear, facing Africa, on her head elephant's helmet, reclining left, caressing a lion and...

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Provenance

By 1937: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; sold by Spink & Son Ltd., October 6, 1937 to a U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, November 17, 1937

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 191–192

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 042.

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 51.88 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

37.1162

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions