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Coin of Cyme with bust of Valerian I, struck under Aur. Elpidephorus

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Obverse: Bust of Valerian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek). Reverse: Naked athlete, holding prize crown on head, stands on top of wall of rectangular complex. (Inscription in Greek). (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

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

Cyme, Asia: Aeolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 7.68 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1101

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins