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Coin of Temenothyrai with bust of Valerian I, struck under Titianus

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Obverse: Bust of Valerian, radiate, draped, cuirassed, to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hercules standing facing, head to right, club in right hand, left with bow and lionskin. To right, tree of Garden of Hesperides with apples, entwined by serpent. Beside it, the three Hesperides....

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By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2936); by date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; February 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 160-.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 260


Temenothyrai, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 14.11 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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