Coin of Perga with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Pamphylia, Perga

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 17.96 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.845

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 in front and around.
Reverse: Cult statue of Artemis of Perga with distyle temple.
To left, star, to right, crescent. Flaming torch each side at feet.
In pediment, and below and around temple: inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 62); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour