Sestertius with bust of Gallienus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 254


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 18.83 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.570

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. IMPCPLICGALLIENVSAVG
Reverse: Soldier, wearing tunic, cuirass and helmet, stands looking left, holding shield in right hand, spear in left.
VIRTVS AVGG In field: S C

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 20.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour