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Antoninianus with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. IMPCDLICGALLIENVSAVG Reverse: Emperor walking right, right hand raised, left hand holding globe. [RESTI]TVTGENERIHVMANI

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 255–256

Mint

Viminacium

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 3.61 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2004.1249

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins