Coin of Samos with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Asia: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 7.11 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.438

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple, within which cult statue of Hera, facing.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour