Coin of Mytilene in alliance with Pergamon and Ephesos with bust of Zeus Boulaios

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268

Mint: Asia Minor: Lesbos (with Mysia and Ionia), Mytilene (with Pergamon and Ephesos in alliance)


Diameter: 42.5 mm. Weight: 39.65 gm. Die Axis: 6

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On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Zeus Boulaios, laureate, left, chlamys on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Asklepios stands at left looking toward Tyche of Mytilene seated in center holding rudder and Dionysiac term. At right, Artemis standing
Inscriptions in Greek in field, in exergue and around.


By date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London W.C. 2, England; April 14, 1971: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour