Coin of Samos with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 15.28 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.257

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.
Reverse: Achilles to right, stabbing kneeling Penthesilea.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2895); by 1984: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland; June 13, 1984: purchased by MFA from Frank Sternberg

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour