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contorniate

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    R.4796

  • Description

    Copper alloy contorniate.(obverse) Bust of Homer, draped, right; before, countermark.
    (reverse) Bacchus seated facing, head right, with a panther, right at his feet, drinking out of a fountain; to the right, a satyr, left.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC(late)-5thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 26.13 grammes
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Content

        ωΜΗΡΟC
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Homeros
      • Inscription Translation

        Homer
      • Inscription Type

        countermark
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Transliteration

        palm-branch
  • Bibliography

    • Mittag 1999 19 (reverse die) bibliographic details
    • Alföldi 96 bibliographic details
    • Mittag 1999 Homer (obverse die) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    R.4796

Copper alloy contorniate.

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