Coin of Cyme with bust of Valerian I, struck under Aur. Elpidephorus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Asia: Aeolis, Cyme

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 7.68 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1101

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Valerian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Naked athlete, holding prize crown on head, stands on top of wall of rectangular complex.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour