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Coin of Cremna with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. .IMP.CAEC.P.LICINI.VALERIAN AOC. Reverse: Augustus as Founder, plowing with two oxen to right. DIVOAVG In exergue: COLCRE (see media screen for unclear letters in the obverse inscription)

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. 253–260

Mint

Cremna, Pisidia

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.84 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1245

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins