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Medallion with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, left. MCOMMODVSANTONINV SPIVSFELIXAVGBRIT Reverse: Harbor at Ostia with emperor standing at right, before a tripod, accompanied by a priest; lighthouse at right; in foreground, a sacrificed bull. At left, ship under sail with Serapis...

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Provenance

By 1965: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 22, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 189–191

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 42 mm. Weight: 58.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.907

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions