Coin of Pergamum with bust of Gallienus, struck under Aur. Damas

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 20.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.234

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Youthful male figure stands at left, left hand holding ram’s head over altar, looking toward youthful standing figure at right (chlamys on left arm). Outstretched right hand of figure on right beneath ram’s head.
Inscription in Greek around, between figures, and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1982: with Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, April 14, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour