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Sestertius with bust of Diva Mariniana, struck under Valerian I and Gallienus

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Obverse: Bust of Diva Mariniana veiled and with diadem, right. DIVAE MARINIANAE Reverse: Peacock facing, with tail spread, looking right. CONSEC[RATI]O in field: S C Ruler: Valerian I, A.D. 256

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir John Evans Collection; by date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1724); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector, October 12, 1934; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 256

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.16 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

34.1386

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins