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Coin of Prusa-ad-Olympum with bust of Valerian II

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerianus II to right. Inscription in Greek Reverse: Standing goddess (Aphrodite?), right hand raised, a dolphin at lower right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 884); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Prusa-ad-Olympum, Bithynia


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.26 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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