Coin of Nicaea with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 8.05 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.226

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Dionysos standing looking left holds staff in left hand, kantharos in right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field at left.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 245); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour