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Ionia, Isl. of Samos AE25 of Gallienus (AD 253-268) - ex. Alexander Pasha, Prince of Samos NGC VF (Story Vault)

Ionia, Isl. of Samos AE25 of Gallienus (AD 253-268) - ex. Alexander Pasha, Prince of Samos NGC VF (Story Vault)
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Why add this ancient bronze coin that once belonged to a Prince to your collection?

This stunning ancient bronze coin is a provincial issue, struck on the Ionian Island of Samos A.D. 253-268, during the reign of Gallienus, the 41st Emperor of the Roman Empire. Measuring 25 mm in diameter, the coin also pays tribute to Hera, a goddess of great importance to the Samian civilization. The coin was once part of the personal collection of Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha, a noted diplomat of the Ottoman Empire, who served as Prince of Samos from 1885-1894. The Prince's hoard containing approximately 630 coins of primarily Greek and Roman issue passed down through generations of descendants for more than one hundred years, until recently, when a great grandson of Pasha consigned the collection to public auction.

Beautiful Commemorative imagery

The obverse features the portrait of Roman Emperor Gallienus, portrayed facing left, bearded, draped in a traditional cloak, and adorned with a wreath of laurel. The image is accompanied by a Greek inscription stating the emperor's name and title.

The cult statue of Hera Samian is depicted on the reverse, standing facing forward, wearing a modius or crown of Isis, surrounded by the Greek inscription "CAMI ΩN."

Very Fine Ancient coin

This Ionian Island of Samos AE25 of Gallienus was authenticated by NGC Ancients, the ancient coin experts of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be from the private collection of the late Prince of the Island of Samos, Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha. The coin is graded Very Fine, and will exhibit a strong strike and good definition of design detail with highest points worn flat, similar to a coin graded 20-25 on the Sheldon Scale.

This bronze coin struck in honor of Gallienus, once owned by a Prince, belongs in your collection of ancient coins today!


Year of Issue:AD 253-268
Mint:Greek Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:VF
Variety:Alexander Pasha Collection
Finish:Mint State
Packaging:Story Vault
Composition:Bronze
Country:Ionian Island of Samos