Coin of Nicaea with busts of Valerian I and Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 11.76 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

67.334

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed busts confronted of Valerian and Gallienus.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles standing front, head left, club in right hand over shoulder. At left, bull’s head.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 8, 1967

Credit Line

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