Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Cilicia, Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 17.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2624

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: Laureate, draped, bust of Apollo to right facing draped bust of Tyche wearing kalathos to left. Branch between. Cornucopia at right.
Inscriptions in Greek, around, in exergue, and above.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour