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Coin of Metropolis with bust of Valerian I, struck under Vanicia

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Prize crown with two palms. Inscription in Greek on crown, around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Metropolis, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 6.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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