Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

Roman
Imperial Period
Mid–late 4th century A.D.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 34.58 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.48

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Alexander as Herakles right, lion’s skin over head and around shoulders.
ALEXANDERMA GNVSMACEDON
Reverse: At left Helen and seated Dioskouros look toward horse and standing Dioskouros at right.

Provenance

By 1971: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 10, 1971

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour