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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)

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); 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

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 190

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1986.897

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins