Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 28.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1971.286

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Alexander the Great to right, lion’s skin over head and shoulders.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hypsipyle holding child at right. At left child with snakes.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., September 15, 1971

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour