Coin of Perga with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Pamphylia, Perga

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 14.93 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.844

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
At right: I.
Star divides inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Cult statue of Artemis of Perga standing within distyle temple.
At left, star, at right, crescent. Uncertain objects (flaming torch?) each side at feet.
Around and on pediment and architrave: inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 61); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour