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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust lof Valerian to left. Sceptre in left hand (?). Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Valerian and Gallienus, both radiate, (or laureate and radiate), holding spears and shaking hands; woman at right with sceptre and patera (Homonoia?). Inscription in...

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By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 713); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Nicaea, Bithynia


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 9.47 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins