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Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Laureate, draped, bust of Apollo to right facing draped bust of Tyche wearing kalathos to left. Branch between. Cornucopia at right. Inscriptions in Greek, around, in exergue, and above.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum, Cilicia


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 17.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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