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Coin of Apollonia Mordiaeum with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Octastyle temple within which male figure (the Emperor?) walks to left holding sceptre or spear in left hand. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By 1963: with Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Company's Bank, Ltd., April 10, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Apollonia Mordiaeum, Pisidia

Dimensions

Diameter: 43.5 mm. Weight: 21.47 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.422

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins