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Coin of Acmonea with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles (Farnese or Lysippic type) stands right, leaning on club, which rests on rocks and has lionskin wrapped around it and his arm. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 326); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 12, 1984

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 253–268


Acmonea, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 13.13 gm. Die Axis: 7

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