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Sestertius with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Bust of Gallienus, laureate, draped, right. IMPLICGALLIENVSAVG Reverse: Concordia standing front, head left, holding patera in extended right hand and double cornucopiae in left. S C left and right, in field. CO[NCORDIA]EXERCIT

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 254–255

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.56 gm.

Accession Number

72.473.4

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins