Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–267


Mint: Cilicia, Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.932

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: Athena standing to right, shield on left arm, strikes with spear held in right hand at serpent-legged giant who hurls stone at her.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 164); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour