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Sestertius with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Commodus to right. MCOMMODANTP FELIXAVGBRITPP Reverse: Winged caduceus between two cornucopiae. TEMPORFELICPMTRPXVIMPVIIICOS[VI] in field: S C

Provenance

Said to be ex Lincoln, 1895; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 190

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 24.75 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.497

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins