Coin of Tripolis with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Tripolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 17.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.551

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: Prize wreath, within which inscription in Greek.
Inscription in Greek.

Issued for the games in honor of Leto and the Pythian Apollo.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin VIII, no. 49); 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