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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: Victory standing facing, head left, wearing chiton and peplos over legs, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm-branch in left. In field left and right, Greek inscription (Year...

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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)

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Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 265–266


Alexandria, Egypt


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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