Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 31.47 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1973.487

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Draped bust of young Alexander the Great to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Sol in facing chariot, holding a globe in his left hand.
S OL I INVICT O

Provenance

By 1967: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G., auction 35, June 16-17, 1967, lot 189; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 12, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour