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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: Roma, helmeted, stands to left holding Nike with wreath in right hand, spear in left hand. Shield beside spear. At left: A / M / K. At right: gamma and...

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By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 174); 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: 37.5 mm. Weight: 25.31 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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