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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Acmonea, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1984.424

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins