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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. Reverse: Achilles to right, stabbing kneeling Penthesilea. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2895); by 1984: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland; June 13, 1984: purchased by MFA from Frank Sternberg

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 15.28 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.257

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins