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Sestertius with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. IMPCPLICGALLIENVSAVG Reverse: Soldier, wearing tunic, cuirass and helmet, stands looking left, holding shield in right hand, spear in left. VIRTVS AVGG In field: S C

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 20.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 254

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 18.83 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.570

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins