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Coin of Aspendus with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. In front: IA. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hades, enthroned left, holds sceptre in left hand, right extended. Cerberus at his feet left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Aspendus, Pamphylia

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 22.35 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.1151

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins