Contorniate with charioteer

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


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 106.

Dimensions

Diameter: 44 mm. Weight: 64.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

58.10

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Charioteer standing left, holding whip in right hand, and palm branch in left.
MACEDONI NIKA In field left and right: I E
Reverse: Race horse to left.
Above: I E around: INCLI TVS

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 17, December 2-4, 1957, lot 664: as from the Ch. Osman Noury Bey sale, Serrure Paris, 1905, no. 313); purchased by MFA at the Münzen und Medaillen auction for
$ 1751.29 (this is the total price of 58.2-58.10); accessioned January 9, 1958

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour