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Coin of Samos with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tetrastyle temple, within which cult statue of Hera, facing. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 7.11 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.438

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins