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Coin of Nicaea with busts of Valerian I and Gallienus

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed busts confronted of Valerian and Gallienus. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles standing front, head left, club in right hand over shoulder. At left, bull's head. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 8, 1967

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

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


Nicaea, Bithynia


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 11.76 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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