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Coin of Perga with bust of Valerian II

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian II to right. In front: I Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Cult statue of Artemis of Perga within distyle temple. Within temple at left, star, at right, crescent. Flaming altar? on each side of statue. Snake in exergue. Greek inscription...

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Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 56); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 256–258

Mint

Perga, Pamphylia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 11.28 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.840

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins