Reverse: Pomona, with corn and poppy, reaching to a vine, beneath which ar...

Obverse: Laureate bust of Commodus

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Material: Bronze
Denomination: Medallion
Issuing Authority: Commodus
Actual Weight: 52.17 g.
Date: exact 183 AD
Dimensions: 37 mm.
Period: Antonine


Obverse Type: Pomona (the personification of Fruit) seated in profile to the right, on a backed chair, holding corn ears and a poppy in her left hand. She raises her right hand to a grape vine, below which frolic two children in a tub, and a third at the feet of the goddess.

Donor: Anonymous Gift in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial bronze medallion

Sources Used: Gnecchi 1912, 2.68, 150 (obverse) and 66, 133 (reverse)