Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 264–265


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 9.84 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.189

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Gallienus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche seated left, wearing modius, chiton and peplos (tied with knot of Isis?); she holds rudder on ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left.
Inscription in field at left for year 12; in field right, palm-branch.

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation