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Coin of Nicaea with busts of Valerian I, Gallienus, and Valerian II

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Obverse: Radiate busts of Valerian I and Gallienus facing inwards. Between, radiate bust of Valerian II right. Inscription in Greek around, above and below. Reverse: Three prize crowns containing palms. Inscription in Greek around, above and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (von Aulock Sylloge, no. 720); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Nicaea, Bithynia


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.58 gm. Die Axis: 7

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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