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Medallion with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Bust of Gallienus right, laureate, wearing light cloak; holding caduceus on left shoulder with left hand. IMPG ALLIENVSPIVSFELIXAVG Reverse: Emperor standing left, holding staff in left hand and receiving in right a laurel wreath from Victory at left. VIRTVSAVG VSTI


By 1954: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 13, June 17-19, 1954, lot 747); by 1959: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam (Jacques Schulman auction, Carlton Hotel, Amsterdam, March 9, 1959, lot 1418); purchased at Jacques Schulman auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; April 9, 1959: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for $ 1,325.00 (this is the total price for 59.247-59.251)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 258


Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 071.


Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 68.27 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze (bimetallic)


The Ancient World


Numismatics, Medallions