One of eleven gold medallions (about 54mm diameter) that Gulbenkian bought in 1902. Part of the twenty medallion treasure hoard discovered at Abu Qir in Egypt. Dating from the Roman period in Egypt, the medallions are not monetary coins and have Greek, not Latin, inscriptions. This one (and most of the others) depicts the head of Alexander the Great. The medallions are thought to have been intended to be given as prizes at varoius relgious festivals. Probably 3rd century AD.
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