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Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena standing to right, shield on left arm, strikes with spear held in right hand at serpent-legged giant who hurls stone at her. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 164); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 253–267

Mint

Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.932

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins