Coin of Metropolis with bust of Gallienus, struck under Aur. Euporus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268

Mint: Asia: Ionia, Metropolis


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 7.35 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche standing, turreted head to left, holding cornucopia on left arm and on right hand, military figure (emperor?). Altar at left.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour