Coin of Apamea with bust of Valerian I, struck under Proclianus Tryphon

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Apamea


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 25.84 gm. Die Axis: 5

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian I to right, gorgoneion on cuirass.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Adrasteia nursing the infant Zeus accompanied by three Kuretes, one on each side and the head of the third behind her.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 3514); by 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 387); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour