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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)

Provenance

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

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.1318

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins