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Coin of Aphrodisias with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed, and radiate bust of Gallienus to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor on horseback, galloping to right, lance in raised right hand. Two prostrate foes beneath horse around. In exergue and around, inscriptions in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2901); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Aphrodisias, Asia: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 9.99 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.1050

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins