Coin of Perga with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Pamphylia, Perga

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

66.819

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and around.
Reverse: Athena at left, helmeted, with shield and spear, reaches out to crown Artemis at right. Artemis holds bow in left hand and grasps arrow in quiver with right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, October 11, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour