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Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

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Obverse: Bust of Alexander the Great to right, lion's skin over head and shoulders. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hypsipyle holding child at right. At left child with snakes. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., September 15, 1971

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 28.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1971.286

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates