Coin of Apamea with bust of Valerian I, struck under Proclianus Tryphon

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Apamea

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 25.84 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1977.605

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right, gorgoneion on cuirass.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Adrasteia nursing the infant Zeus accompanied by three Kuretes, one on each side and the head of the third behind her.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 3514); by 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 387); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour