Coin of Tarsus with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 20.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.940

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right.
In field left and right, Greek letter.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Artemis, with two stag’s horns on head, stands looking right, holds bow in left hand, and with right reaches for arrow from quiver over her shoulder.
Greek letter in field at left and right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 173); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour