Coin of Metropolis with bust of Valerian I, struck under Vanicia
Mint: Asia: Ionia, Metropolis
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 6.46 gm. Die Axis: 6
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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Prize crown with two palms.
Inscription in Greek on crown, around and in exergue.
(Note that the reverse was incorrectly termed an urn on the original file card from which the inscriptions were photocopied for media images here)
By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour