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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Dionysos standing looking left holds staff in left hand, kantharos in right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field at left.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 245); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 8.05 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.226

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins