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Contorniate with bust of Alexander the Great

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Obverse: Bust of Alexander, right, wearing lion's skin. ALEXA NDER Reverse: Circus Maximus with four chariots racing.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

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

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 097.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 28.89 gm.

Accession Number

13.1695

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates