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Coin of Pergamum in alliance with Ephesus with bust of Gallienus, struck under Sex. Claudius Silianus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: At left Asklepios stands with serpent-entwined staff, head turned right towards cult image of the Ephesian Artemis. Inscriptions in Greek around, in the field and in the exergue. (see media screen...

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Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 373); by 1973: with A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., December 12, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Pergamum and Ephesus (Alliance), Asia: Mysia and Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 27.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1973.609

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins