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Sestertius with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Bust of Valerian I, laureate, draped, right. IMPCPLICV [ALERI] ANVSPFAVG Reverse: Apollo standing front, head left, holding olive-branch in right hand and resting left on lyre, which stands on a rock. AP OLINICON [SERVA] S C left and right in field.

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 255–256

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.99 gm.

Accession Number

88.170

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins