Coin of Acmonea with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Acmonea

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 13.13 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1984.424

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles (Farnese or Lysippic type) stands right, leaning on club, which rests on rocks and has lionskin wrapped around it and his arm.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 326); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour