Sestertius with bust of Valerian I
about A.D. 255–256
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.99 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Valerian I, laureate, draped, and cuirassed to right.
IMPCPLICV [ALERI] ANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Apollo standing front, head left, holding olive-branch in right hand and resting left on lyre, which stands on a rock.
AP OLINICON [SERVA] S C left and right in field.
By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation