Coin of Smyrna with bust of Gallienus, struck under M. Aurelius Sextus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 260–268


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 8.83 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.155

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: Cybele enthroned to left, with patera and tympanon; lion (?) at her feet.
Inscription in Greek around and in fields.

Provenance

One of a group of coins purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour