Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 31.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.287

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Alexander the Great to right, lion’s skin over head and shoulders.
ALLEXXAN DERMAG
Reverse: Emperor on horseback to right above fallen lion.

Provenance

Said to be from Spink, 1925 and from the Sambon Collection; by date unknown: Henry P. Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, November 16-17, 20-21, 1971, lot 2130); 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