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506164
506164.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ Drachm (28mm, 11.00 g, 12h). Dated RY 12 (AD 264/265). AVT K Π ΛΙΚ ΓAΛΛIHNOC CЄB, laureate and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing left, head right with wreath in its beak, wings closed; L IB (date) to right, palm frond to left. Köln 2926; Dattari (Savio) 5294-6; K&G 90.83; Emmett 3842.12 (R2). Good VF, dark brown patina with traces of green. Rare.


Ex Phil Peck (“Morris”) Collection.

This issue of Gallienus, struck in his twelfth regnal year, represents the last large bronze drachm coinage of Alexandria, marking the end of a tradition dating back to the early Ptolemies of the third century BC.