Coin of Samos with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.546

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: River-god (Imbrasos) reclining left, holding a reed in his right hand and resting left against an overturned urn.
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