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

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Obverse: Draped busts of Valerian, Gallienus and Valerian II. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Three temples and, between, altar with snake. Inscriptions in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection SNG, von Aulock, no. 859); by 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 7029); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Nicomedia, Bithynia


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 6.93 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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