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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian 1 to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: At left and in center radiate figures of Valerian and Gallienus holding spears. At right, geographical divinity (?) with branch. Inscription in Greek. Ruler: Valerian I

Provenance

By date unknown: Lord Grantley's Collection; probably in the 1950s: acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 9.45 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1998.619

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins