Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 263–264


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 9.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.185

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Gallienus, laureate, right, wearing paludamentum and cuirass.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle right, wreath in beak, wings open.
Inscription in Greek In field at right.

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