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Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

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Obverse: Draped bust of young Alexander the Great to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Sol in facing chariot, holding a globe in his left hand. S OL I INVICT O (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1967: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G., auction 35, June 16-17, 1967, lot 189; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 12, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 31.47 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1973.487

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates