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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right, wearing paludamentum. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle standing left, looking back, wreath in beak; in field left, Greek letters (Year = 10); in field right, palm.

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. 266–267

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.84 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

88.227

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins