Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 17.72 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1454

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Alexander the Great to right, wearing the lion’s skin, the paws knotted in front. In the field at right, the sun carved in incuse.
ALEXXAN DERMAG
Reverse: Man seated on rock, looking left, head resting on his hand.
NVSMAGCO NMONIMVS

Provenance

By 1957: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 17, December 4, 1957, lot 657); by 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G. (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 28, June 19-20, 1964, lot 492); purchased by MFA at Münzen und Medaillen auction 28; accessioned September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour