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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Two emperors, radiate, holding sceptres with left hands and clasping right hands. At right, female sacrificing over altar. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 722); by 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 7030); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 9.01 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.316

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins