Translation of legend abbreviations:
AVT(OKPATΩP) K(AICAP) Π(OVBΛIOC) ΛIK(INNIOC) ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB(ACTOC)
Imperator Caesar Publius LIcinius Gallienus Augustus
L I Γ
EGYPT, Alexandria. Gallienus
year 13, CE 265/6
tetradrachm, 21 mm, 9.1 gm
Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: AVTKΠΛIKΓAΛΛIHNOCCEB; eagle standing right, holding wreath in beak, palm over shoulder; L IΓ across field
Ref: Emmett 3806(13), R1
Ex Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 88.203 (accessioned 1888); Benjamin Pierce Cheney Collection
This coin was acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine arts in 1888. It was part of Benjamin Pierce Cheney's collection.
Cheney (12 Aug 1815 - 23 July 1895) founded the company that became American Express. He started as a stagecoach driver, gained trust and money, developed some railways, and lost his right arm in a railway accident. He became a director at Wells Fargo and brought about a merger of several companies which became American Express. Initially an express mail service, American Express is now a major credit card company.