Coin of Antioch-ad-Meandrum with bust of Gallienus, struck under Aphrodisius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Caria, Antioch-ad-Meandrum

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 18.53 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.230

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Cuirassed bust of Gallienus to left, wearing radiate helmet and holding spear and shield.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bridge over the Meander: six arches, two-storey tower-gate at left, stork on top. To right, statue of rivergod reclining with cornucopiae and reed, and statue of Tyche (?) standing.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 249); March 20, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour