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Coin of Samos with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: River-god (Imbrasos) reclining left, holding a reed in his right hand and resting left against an overturned urn. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.546

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins