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Sestertius with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, right, bearded, draped. MCOMMODVSAN TONINV[VS]AVGPIVS Reverse: Fides standing right holding plate of fruit in left hand and in right ears of wheat downwards. TRPVIIIIIMP VICOSIIIIPP S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1911: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (J. Hirsch auction 30, Munich, May 11ff., 1911, lot 1039 [citing "Sammlungen Carfrae u. 'Astronomer," Nr. 562"]); by 1940: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 11, 1940

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 183–184

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 27.27 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

40.180

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins