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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. In field left and right, Greek letter pi. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Artemis, with two stag's horns on head, stands looking right, holds bow in left hand, and with right reaches for arrow from quiver over her shoulder. Greek...

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By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 173); 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. 253–260


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 20.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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