Medallion with head of Gallienus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 260–268


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 070.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 22.88 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

59.4

Medium or Technique

Silver (with traces of gilding)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions

Obverse: Laureate head of Gallienus to right.
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Reverse: The three Monetae standing to left, each with cornucopiae in left hand and scales in right.
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Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 4, p. 69, no. 639); by 1958: with Leu & Co.'s Bank Ltd, 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co's Bank, Ltd., January 8, 1959, for $ 967.50 ( this is the total price for 59.2-59.4)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour