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Sestertius with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Bust of Valerian I, laureate, draped, right. IMPCPLICVALERIANVSPFAVG Reverse: Victory standing front, head left, holding wreath in raised right hand and long palm in left. [VI] C [T] ORIAAV GG left and right in field: S C

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 32 mm. Weight: 15.99 gm.

Accession Number

88.169

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins