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Coin of Adana with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Zeus, wearing himation, seated left, rests left hand on scepter and holds phiale in right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 11, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 253–260

Mint

Adana, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 14.30 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

66.283

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins