Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 22.86 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1971.289

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. At right, a circle with six rays.
ALEXA NDER
Reverse: Four chariots race around Circus Maximus.

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