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Sestertius with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Commodus to right. MCOMMODVSANT PFELIXAVGBRIT Reverse: Emperor in quadriga right, holding reins and eagle-topped scepter. Victory on side of car. PMTRPXIIMP VII in ex.: COSVPP/SC

Provenance

Said to be Mackerell Collection (auction, May 1906, lot 219); by date unknown: H. P. Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of the H. P. Hall collection, part II, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1620); late 1950: probably purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 186

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 24.98 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.596

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins