Sestertius with bust of Divus Valerian II, struck under Valerian I and Gallienus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 258


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 25.31 gm.

Accession Number

1977.493

Medium or Technique

Bronze (with traces of gilding)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: draped bust of Divus Valerian II, to the right
DIVOCAESVALERIANO
Reverse: Funeral pyre of five tiers hung with garlands and surmounted by quadriga
CONSE CRATIO; in exergue: S C

Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Auction 28, no. 460); by 1977: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich (Leu auction 18, May 5, 1977, Saal der Zunft zum Kambel, Limmatquai 52, Zurich, lot 378); purchased by MFA at Bank Leu auction 18; accessioned by MFA, June 8, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour