Coin of Aphrodisias with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268

Mint: Asia: Caria, Aphrodisias


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 9.99 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped, cuirassed, and radiate bust of Gallienus to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor on horseback, galloping to right, lance in raised right hand.
Two prostrate foes beneath horse around.
Inscriptions in Greek in exergue and around.


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2901); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour