Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

Roman
Imperial Period
Mid-4th–early 5th century A.D.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 30.74 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.288

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.
ALEXANDERMAGNVSMHCEDON
Reverse: Emperor in quadriga right.
FE OL OROM VS In exergue: FEROBOLS

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