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Coin of Side with bust of Valerian II

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian II to right. Below, eagle with wings spread. At right: I Countermark at right: Greek letter. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena standing front, head left, holds spear in left hand, small temple in right. Inscription in Greek. (see...

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By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 77); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Side, Pamphylia


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 17.80 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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