Reverse: A galley with two standards, one helmsman, four rowers, and Trito...

Obverse: Bust of Commodus

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Cyzicus
Material: Bronze
Denomination: Medallion
Issuing Authority: Commodus
Actual Weight: 26.11 g.
Die Axis: 11
Date: exact 166 AD - exact 177 AD
Dimensions: 37.5 mm.
Region: Mysia
Period: Antonine

Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle a galley moving to the right through the seas, with two standards on the stern, a helmsman, four rowers, Triton on the prow, and a fish and a dolphin below.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial bronze medallion

Sources Used: Romans and Barbarians, 90, no. C68, illus.; Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Deutschland, Sammlung von Aulock, no. 1266