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Coin of Sagalassus with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. At right: I Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Hermes to left, head turned back, caduceus in raised right hand, purse (?) in raised left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1981: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 11, November 20-21, 1981, lot 345); by 1982: with Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, April 14, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Sagalassus, Pisidia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.97 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1982.232

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins