Coin of Alexandria with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 255–256


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.45 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

88.173

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Valerian, laureate, right, wearing paludamentum, cuirass and aegis.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Elpis standing left, holding flower in raised right hand and raising skirt of chilton with left.
Inscription in Greek 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