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Coin of Heraclea Pontica with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Herakles standing, club in right hand, lionskin on left arm, apples of Hesperides in left hand. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (von Aulock Sylloge, no. 448); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Heraclea Pontica, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.65 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

64.1315

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins