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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.940

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins