Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus
Mint: Egypt, Alexandria
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.81 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Gallienus, laureate, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena standing facing, head left, wearing aegis, holding vertical sceptre in right hand and rests left on shield adorned with head of Gorgon.
In field left, letters for date; in field right, palm-branch.
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)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation