Coin of Perga with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Pamphylia, Perga

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.40 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.237

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: Cult statue of Artemis within distyle temple.
Star and crescent beside image.
Inscriptions in Greek on pediment, on architrave, and around.

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 18, no. 201); 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