Coin of Pergamum with bust of Saloninus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 258–260


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 16.00 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.3023

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Saloninus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Two youthful figures holding rhyta between them. Both have drapery over left arm. Between them, animal to right.
Inscriptions in Greek around, in field, and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour