Choice Extremely Fine dated Emperor Gallienus Alexandria Roman Egypt tetradrachm coin.
Dated to the 15th (date letters L IE) Alexandrian regnal year = 267/8 CE, 9.35g.
Beautiful presentation of the Moon Goddess, Selene with crescent, rare reverse type.
NGC Certified to Ch XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5.
Obverse: Emperor draped bust right.
Reverse: Selene bust wearing tainia and chiton, in front, large crescent and palm-branch, date letters L IE.
Emmett 3834/15 (last year of issue for Emperor).
Pedigree: Ex. CNA (precursor to CNG) sale VII, May 1989, Lot 189.
Selene was a Titan goddess in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia. She had two siblings, Helios and Eos. She was the goddess of the moon, which she drove every night across the skies. Selene was linked to Artemis as well as Hecate; all three were considered lunar goddesses.