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Coin of Sebastopolis-Heracleopolis with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles stands, head left, club in right hand, lion skin in left. Inscriptions in Greek around and in the field. Reverse doublestruck. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen, auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 336); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 16, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 263–264

Mint

Sebastopolis-Heracleopolis, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 12.91 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1970.431

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins