Coin of Temenothyrai with bust of Valerian I, struck under Titianus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 260


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Temenothyrai

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 14.11 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.163

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Valerian, radiate, draped, cuirassed, to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hercules standing facing, head to right, club in right hand, left with bow and lionskin. To right, tree of Garden of Hesperides with apples, entwined by serpent.
Beside it, the three Hesperides.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2936); by date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; February 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 160-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour