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: 24.5 mm. Weight: 5.88 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.884

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: Amazon Smyrna standing left, tetrastyle temple on right hand, bipennis, pelta, and chlamys in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to be from the Visc. de Jonghes and R. Cyril Lockett Collections); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III