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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

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 184

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 30.35 gm.

Accession Number

1972.933

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions