Coin of Corycus with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Cilicia, Corycus

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.53 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.248

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nude Dionysos, standing front, looking left, left hand on thyrsos tied with fillet, right holding grapes. Panther at feet. To left, three-legged stand of lion heads and legs holding prize vase with caduceus, palm branch and aplustre.
Inscriptions in Greek on cauldron, in exergue, and around.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 18, no. 216); March 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 78.50 (this is the total price for 62.224–62.248)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour