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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gallienus

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

253-268

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the emperor Gallienus, facing right and wearing a crown of laurels.

On the back (reverse), an eagle is depicted holding a wreath in its beak.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gallienus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

253 CE–268 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.4 cm; 11.92 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1385

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