Contorniate, Divus Trajan type, Rome, originally late IVth century AD, but matbe later cast copy, possibly Renaissance
AE (g 22,63; mm 37; h 7)
Aerial view of chariot race in the Circus Maximus: spina with obelisk of Augustus flanked by metae, lap-counter, and statues of horseman and boar right; two quadrigae left above; two quadrigae right below, one with charioteer holding palm and extending hand; figure between, waving mappa. Alföldi, Kontorniat, Tf. 221, 3 (this coin).
Mottled brown surfaces, good very fine.
Ex Frederick S. Knobloch Collection; Stack's, 1-3 May 1980, lot 1403; Garth R. Drewry Collection, Triton VIII, 11 January 2005, lot 1273; Classical Numismatic Group, Mail Bid Sale 75, 23 May 2007, lot 1151.