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Coin of Heliopolis with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. IMPCAESPLICGALLIENVSPFAVG Reverse: Prize crown supported by two athletes, tree at right, plants at left and in center. Above: SAC.CAP/OIC ISE in ex.: COLHEL (see media screen for accurate rendering of the...

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Provenance

By 1986: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (List 24, Summer, 1986, no. 109); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 17, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Heliopolis, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.30 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.347

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins