Coin of Samos with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 6.93 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

64.545

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: Meleager (or Androklos) to right, chastizing a boar, who emerges from a cave.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III