Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 265–266


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.217

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Victory standing facing, head left, wearing chiton and peplos over legs, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm-branch in left.
In field left and right, Greek inscription for year 13.

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