Coin of Nicaea with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 9.47 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.531

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust lof Valerian to left.
Sceptre in left hand (?).
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Valerian and Gallienus, both radiate (or laureate and radiate), holding spears and shaking hands; woman at right with sceptre and patera (Homonoia?).
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 713); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour