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Coin of Tabae with bust of Gallienus, struck under Iatrocles

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Dionysos standing, head to left, holds bunch of grapes in right hand, thyrsos in left. Panther to left at his feet. Inscription in Greek.


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Tabae, Asia: Caria


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 13.82 gm. Die Axis: 5

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The Ancient World


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