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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)


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


Heraclea Pontica, Bithynia


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

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The Ancient World


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