Coin of Mostene with bust of Gallienus, struck under Aur. Zeuxis Plutiades

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Mostene

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 9.07 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.388

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Radiate horseman, double axe over shoulder; facing right. Cypress tree in center and at right nude Hermes, holding horse’s bridle in right hand, caduceus in left. Lighted altar under horse’s foreleg.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour