Coin of Tripolis with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Tripolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 14.65 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

61.1057

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate bust of Gallienus right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple with statue of Leto running left, carrying twins, one on each arm, and looking back.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2919); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour