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Sestertius with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Bust of Commodus, laureate, right. MCOMMODANTP FELIXAVGBRITPP Reverse: Apollo Lykeios standing, right hand on head, left hand on column. APOLMONETAEPMTRPXVIMPVIII COS VI (left and right in field, above) S C (left and right in field, below)


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); by 1953: with A. H. Baldwin, Robert Street, London; August 15, 1953: purchased from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 190




Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 24.69 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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