Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Commodus

A work made of gold.
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Date:

180, issued by Commodus

Artist:

Roman; minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Bust of Commodus, right, laureate, wearing cuirass and paludamentum
Reverse: Liberalitas holds abacus in right hand, cornucopia in left

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 153

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Commodus

Origin

Rome

Date

180 AD

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG Reverse: LIB AVG TR P V.IMP IIII COS II PP

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 7.14 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4879

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