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BZ.1950.38, Medallion of an Emperor in a Chariot

BZ.1950.38, Medallion of an Emperor in a Chariot

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, sixth century

Gold, 3.8 cm x 3.8 cm x 0.3 cm (1 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in. x 1/8 in.)

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this medallion from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler on September 14, 1949; the Blisses gave the medallion to Dumbarton Oaks in August 1950.