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Coin Portraying Emperor Gallienus

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

253-260

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the emperor Gallienus, facing right and wearing a type of breastplate called a cuirass and a draped cloak called a paludamentum. On his head he wears a crown of laurels.

On the back (reverse), the goddess Nike stands holding a wreath and a palm branch.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Gallienus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

253 CE–260 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.5 cm; 12.59 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1983.1071

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