Antoninianus with bust of Gallienus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 260–268


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 3.15 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

2004.1356

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
GALLIENVSPFAVG
Reverse: Soldier standing left, holding shield and spear.
Star in field at left.
 VIRTVSAVG

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse