Orange Julius Posted December 25, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 25, 2022 (edited) I recently received this amazing Alexandrian tetradrachm of Gallienus. Who says artistry was declining in the 3rd century? Well, not in the mid-to-late 260s in Alexandria! In Gallienus’ late reign, there was a very talented die engraver working in Alexandria. For a few years, there are some very beautifully engraved dies alongside those of the more usual portrait style. For a short time, IMO the artistry of some coins rivaled or surpassed coins of earlier eras. I’d love to get more of these beauties! Let’s see your Alexandrian tetradrachms of Gallienus and family! Gallienus AlexandriaTetradrachm RY 13 = 265/6. AYT Κ Π ΛΙK ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC CЄΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right, seen from behind. Rev. L - ΙΓ Nike standing front, head to left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. Dattari (Savio) 5253. Emmett 3823.13. K&G 90.89 Edited December 25, 2022 by Orange Julius Added a cool coin profile photo 21 1 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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