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Coin of Tripolis with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Prize wreath, within which a legend in Greek. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Issued for the games in honor of Leto and the Pythian Apollo.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin VIII, no. 49); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Tripolis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 17.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.551

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins