Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 265–266


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 11.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.218

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Gallienus, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eirene (?) standing front, head left, holding olive-branch in right hand and transverse sceptre in left.
In field at left, inscription in Greek for year 13; in field right, palm.

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