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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Bust of Gallienus, laureate, cuirassed, right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena standing facing, head left, wearing aegis, holding vertical sceptre in right hand and rests left on shield adorned with head of Gorgon; in field left, Greek letters; in field right, palm-branch. (see...

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Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 264–265

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.81 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.195

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins