Coin of Heraclea Pontica with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Bithynia, Heraclea Pontica

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.65 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

64.1315

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 standing, club in right hand, lionskin on left arm, apples of Hesperides in left hand.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (von Aulock Sylloge, no. 448); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour