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Coin of Tripolis with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Radiate bust of Gallienus right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tetrastyle temple with statue of Leto running left, carrying twins, one on each arm, and looking back. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2919); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tripolis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 14.65 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

61.1057

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins