Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 264–265


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.81 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.195

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

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