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Contorniate with bust of Homer

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Obverse: Draped bust of Homer to right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for inscription) Reverse: Surface completely worn away.

Provenance

By 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; March 31, 1972: purchased from Münzen und Medaillen AG by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, May 10, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 26.80 gm.

Accession Number

1972.370

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates