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Medallion with silver boss, struck under Commodus

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Obverse removed, grooved, and silver boss inserted. Reverse: Roma seated left, Victory on right hand, spear in left, shield at her side. PMTRPVIIIIIMPVI COSIIIIPP


By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 355; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 11, 1972

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 184




Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 30.35 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Medallions