Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 261–262


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.5 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.184

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: Eagle standing left, wreath in beak, with transverse palm behind.
Inscription in Greek.to left, upwards, and in right field letter for year 9.

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