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Medallion with bust of Commodus, struck under Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. LAVRELCOMMODVSAVG GERMSARMTRPIII Reverse: Sacrifice before hexastyle temple. Emperor beside tripod with four citizens at right. At left, bull with executioner and three attendants. Figures in pediment of temple and two Nikai...

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Provenance

By 1971: with Bank Leu & Company AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Company A.G., March 10, 1971

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 178

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 52.91 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1971.46

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions