Coin of Aspendus with bust of Valerian II

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 256–258

Mint: Pamphylia, Aspendus


Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 15.20 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian II to right. Below, eagle with wings spread. Inscriptions in Greek around and at right.
Reverse: Tyche standing front, head to left, with rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour