Coin of Side with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268

Mint: Pamphylia, Side


Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 14.87 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Below, eagle with wings spread, head to right.
At right, countermark: Greek letter.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Galley to left. At right, branch with pomegranate?.
Inscriptions in Greek above and below.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour