Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Volusian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 251–253

Mint: Cilicia, Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.86 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Volusian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena standing right with shield on left arm, spear in right strikes at serpent-legged giant who hurls stone with right hand.
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 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction 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