Coin of Prusa-ad-Olympum with bust of Valerian II

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 256–258


Mint: Bithynia, Prusa-ad-Olympum

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.26 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.536

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerianus II to right.
Inscription in Greek
Reverse: Standing goddess (Aphrodite?), right hand raised, a dolphin at lower right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 884); 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