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Coin of Tium with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Sarapis, wearing kalathos, stands looking left, left hand holding sceptre, right hand raised. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, October 10, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht

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

Mint

Tium, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 6.58 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.1252

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins