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Port of Ostia on Commodus medallion (var.1)
ref. : en.830.2013 | 9 June 2013 | by Francis Leveque
médaillon | End of IIe century AD
Rome, Latium ( Italie )
 

Commodus bronze medallion circa 189-190 AD, 60.04 g., 41mm

Atelier : Rome

Verso :

M COMMODVS ANTONINV-S PIVS FELIX AVG BRIT
traduction : Marcus Commodus Antoninus Pius Felix Augustus Britanicaus"
Description : laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left

Revers :

VOTIS FELICIBVS
traduction :
Description : Commodus standing left, sacrificing over tripod placed at entrance of a harbor;to left, five vessels advancing right; pharos to right; slain bull below.

Ex Leo Benz Collection (Lanz 94, 22 November 1999), lot 674. Very rare.

 
        

Bibliography :

  • H.A. Grueber , Roman medallions in the British museum, Trustees of the British Museum, London , 1874, p.136
  • W. Froehner, Les médaillons de l’Empire Romain depuis le règne d’Auguste jusqu’a Priscus Attale, Paris , 1878, p.125
  • F. Gnecchi, I Medaglioni romani, descritti ed. illustrati. , U. Hoepli, Milano , 1912, p.174
  • A. Banti & L. Simonetti, Corpus Nummorum Romanorum (CNR), Firenze , 1972-1979, 27 vols, n° 522
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