Contorniate with bust of Nero
Mid–late 4th century A.D.
Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 24.20 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero right, in front a punched-out monogram.
Reverse: Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great, veiled and draped, reclining on couch to left and caressing a serpent who rears up in front of her.
By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 28, June 19-20, 1964, lot 495); purchased by MFA at Münzen und Medaillen auction 28; accessioned September 23, 1964
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour