Coin of Side with bust of Valerian II

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 256–258


Mint: Pamphylia, Side

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 17.80 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.857

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian II to right.
At right: I.
Below, eagle with wings spread.
Countermark at right: Greek letter.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena standing front, head left, holds spear in left hand, small temple in right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 77); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour