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

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–268


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Temenothyrae

Dimensions

Diameter: 42.5 mm. Weight: 32.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1974.144

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian at left facing laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus at right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and below busts.
Reverse: Mên stands in car drawn to left by two galloping bulls. He holds a pine cone in his right hand and a spear in his left.
Inscriptions in Greek around, in field, and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1973: with A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., March 13, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour