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Coin of Apamea with bust of Valerian I, struck under Proclianus Tryphon

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right, gorgoneion on cuirass. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Adrasteia nursing the infant Zeus accompanied by three Kuretes, one on each side and the head of the third behind her. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media...

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By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 3514); by 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 387); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Apamea, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 25.84 gm. Die Axis: 5

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The Ancient World


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