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Medallion with head of Commodus

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Obverse: Head of Commodus to left, wearing lion's skin. LAELIVSAVRELIVSCOMMODVSAVGPIVSFELIX Reverse: Hercules nude, carrying lionskin and club, driving to left oxen yoked to plow. HERCROMCONDITORIP MTRPXVIII in exergue: COSVIIIPP

Provenance

By date unknown: Vierordt Collection, no. 1732: by date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, no. 185); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank Ltd., 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., December 11, 1958, for $ 945.00 (this is the total price for 58.1185-58.1186)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 192

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 044.

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 70.69 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.1185

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions