Coin of Apamea with bust of Gallienus, struck under Proclianus Tryphon

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Apamea

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 20.40 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.798

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: Lion walking to right toward upright thyrsos.
Above in field, cista mystica above club?
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 10); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour