Coin of Tarsus with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 25.31 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.941

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: Roma, helmeted, stands to left holding Nike with wreath in right hand, spear in left hand. Shield beside spear.
Inscriptions in Greek at left, right, and around.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 174); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour