Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 263–264


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 10.39 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

88.186

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche standing left, wearing modius, chiton and peplos tied with the knot of Isis; she holds rudder on ground with right hand and cornucopiae in left.
Inscription for year 11 in left field.

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation