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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 around. Reverse: Cybele enthroned to left, with patera and tympanon; lion (?) at her feet. Inscription in Greek around and in fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


One of a group of coins purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Smyrna, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 8.83 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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