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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Gallienus, struck under M. Aurelius Sextus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Roma, helmeted, seated left, holds temple on right hand, spear in left. Shield beside spear. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 18, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 260–268

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 5.35 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1109

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins