Coin of Perga with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Pamphylia, Perga

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 11.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1215

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Star divides inscription.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and around.
Reverse: Distyle temple within which cult statue of Artemis of Perga flanked by star on left and crescent on right. Uncertain object (flaming torch ) each side at feet.
Inscriptions in Greek around, in pediment, and on architrave.

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour