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Coin of Ephesus with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Counterstamp on shoulder. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Artemis stands to right, bow in left hand, right hand on head. Tree behind. Stag at right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection (von Aulock sylloge, no. 1926); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Ephesus, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 7.65 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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