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Medallion with busts of Gallienus and Salonina

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Obverse: Bust of Gallienus, right, laureate, draped and cuirassed, facing bust of Salonina, diademed and draped. CONCORDIAAVGVSTORVM Reverse: Three Monetae standing facing, heads left, each holding balance and cornucopia; at feet of each, pile of metal. MONETAEAVGG


By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans (1851-1941) Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1750 [said to have been found in Rome]); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; October 12, 1934: sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 253–260



Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 073; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 096-097.


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 33.62 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver (with traces of gilding)


The Ancient World


Numismatics, Medallions