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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Inscriptions in Greek in field and around. Reverse: Three prize crowns on table. Inscriptions in Greek above, below, at right and in exergue.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 15.57 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.3010

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins