Coin of Cius with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Bithynia, Cius

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 6.03 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.523

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Sarapis standing, right hand raised, sceptre in left; altar at left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 516); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour