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Coin of Side with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Below, eagle with wings spread, head to right. Countermark: Greek letter epsilon. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Prize crown containing palms, on tripod. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Side, Pamphylia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 13.23 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.2945

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins