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Coin of Prusias-ad-Hypium with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: City gate, with two towers. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Prusias-ad-Hypium, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 9.72 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.1207

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins