Coin of Pergamum in alliance with Ephesus with bust of Gallienus, struck under Sex. Claudius Silianus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268

Mint: Asia: Mysia and Ionia, Pergamum and Ephesus (Alliance)


Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 27.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left Asklepios stands with serpent-entwined staff, head turned right towards cult image of the Ephesian Artemis.
Inscriptions in Greek around, in the field and in the exergue.


By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 373); by 1973: with A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., December 12, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour