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Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

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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


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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




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

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