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ID:     3-075
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     CARIA
City:     Antiochia ad Meandrum
Issuer:     Gallienus
Date Ruled:     AD 253-268
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE Medallion
Date Struck:     AD 260
Diameter:     36.6 mm
Weight:     21.18 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     AV KA ΠΟ Γ AΛΛI HNOC
Obverse Description:     helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding shield and spear
Reverse Legend:     ANTIOXE-ΩΝ
Reverse Description:     six-arched bridge with guard rails across the Maeander River; triple-bayed triumphal arch at one end; figure of Maeander River reclining left above guard rail
Primary Reference:     SNG von Aulock 8059
Reference2:     SNG Munchen 92
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions, Inc.
Grade:     aF
Notes:     (1) Agora Auction 3: Lot No. 75; (2) After the defeat of Valerian I by the Persians, the autocrat, Gallienus won the bridge over the Maeander River, which was very important for supplies on the eastern front.