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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: Galley sailing right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By about 1961: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to be from the R. Cyril Lockett Collection); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 9.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.883

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins