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Coin of Anazarbus with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Dionysos reclines on panther to right. He holds thyrsos in left hand, right raised to his head. Inscription in Greek around, in field and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 253–254

Mint

Anazarbus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 10.66 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

64.1405

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins