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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.


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

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

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


Tripolis, Asia: Lydia


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

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The Ancient World


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