Medallion with busts of Gallienus and Saloninus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 259–260


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 46.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.865

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Busts of Gallienus, laureate, cuirassed, draped, facing bust of Saloninus, cuirassed and draped.
CONCORDIAAVGVSTORVM
Reverse: Emperors stand facing each other supporting a Victory on an orb.
At left and right, soldier with standard.
VICTO RIAAVGVSTORVM

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir John Evans Collection; by date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1751); by date unknown: Richard J. Graham Collection; by 1966: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam, Holland (Schulman auction of the Graham Collection, Carlton Hotel, Amsterdam, June 8-10,1966, lot 2502); by 1972: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., September 13, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour