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Coin of Isinda with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. In front: I Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Helmeted rider (god) galloping to right on radiate horse, with spear in right hand (Alexander ?). Below, snake and patera. Inscription in Greek.


By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 125); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Isinda, Pisidia


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 17.83 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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