Coin of Perga with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Pamphylia, Perga

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 18.81 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.235

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Gallienus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles and Hermes, nude, standing to front, looking left.
On left, Hermes with purse in right hand and caduceus in left.
At right, Herakles holds club in right hand and lionskin in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 18, no. 197); March 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 78.50 (this is the total price for 62.224–62.248)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour