Coin of Temenothyrae in alliance with Sebaste with busts of Valerian I and Gallienus, struck under Cleobulus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–260


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Temenothyrae and Sebaste (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 27.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.75

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian right facing laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.
Reverse: Tychai of the two cities standing, facing each other, clasping right hands and holding statuette of Mên with pinecone and scepter.
Inscriptions in Greek around, in field, and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Waddell auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 415); by 1985: Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (Waddell List 13, February 1985, no. 84); Waddell List 17, July 1985, no. 87; Waddell List 21, December 1985, no. 168; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., March 26, 1986 (recorded as Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule