Coin of Tarsus with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260

Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 19.58 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right.
In field left and right, Greek letter.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Tyche-Panthea, winged, draped and wearing crested helmet, stands to left, holding cornucopia in left hand, two ears of corn, sistrum and rudder in right.
At feet, wheel.
In field left and right, Greek letters.
Inscription in Greek around.


By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 175); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour