Coin of Perga with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Pamphylia, Perga

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 12.53 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

59.238

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate bust of Gallienus, right, draped and cuirassed. In front: I.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Distyle temple within which, baetyl of Artemis Pergaea.
Inscription in Greek around and on architrave, with symbol in pediment.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin VIII, no. 72); purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art, April 9, 1959, for $ 196.50 (this is the total price for 59.232-59.244)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour