Coin of Tripolis with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Tripolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 18.51 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1200

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: Prize crown, with two palm branches, on two-legged table. Legs end above in panther’s heads. At right, club and at left, purse (?).
Inscriptions in Greek on crown, below, and around.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour