Contorniate with bust of Homer

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 26.80 gm.

Accession Number

1972.370

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Draped bust of Homer to right.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Surface completely worn away.

Provenance

By 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; March 31, 1972: purchased from Münzen und Medaillen AG by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, May 10, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock