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


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

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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.


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