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Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

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Obverse: Bust of Alexander as Herakles right, lion's skin over head and around shoulders. ALEXANDERMA GNVSMACEDON Reverse: At left Helen and seated Dioskouros look toward horse and standing Dioskouros at right.

Provenance

By 1971: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 10, 1971

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 34.58 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.48

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates