Coin of Nicaea with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 9.45 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1998.619

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian 1 to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left and in center radiate figures of Valerian and Gallienus holding spears. At right, geographical divinity (?) with branch.
Inscription in Greek.

Ruler: Valerian I

Provenance

By date unknown: Lord Grantley's Collection; probably in the 1950s: acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III