Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 266–267


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 9.25 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.221

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle left, looking back, wings closed, wreath in beak.
Greek letters in field at left for year 14; in field right, palm.

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