Sestertius with bust of Valerian I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 255–256


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 18.90 gm.

Accession Number

35.691

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Valerian I, right, laureate, draped and wearing cuirass.
IMPCPLICVALERIANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Liberalitas standing left holding a tessera and cornucopia.
LIBERALITASAVGG in field left and right: S C

Provenance

By 1935: anonymous private collection; annonymous gift to MFA, May 2, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)