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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1997.260.387
People
Valerian I, Roman (r. 253 - 260 CE)
Issued by Aurelius Tryphosianos
Title
Coin of Nysa under Valerian
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
253-260
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Nysa (Lydia)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Late
Culture
Roman Provincial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/212441
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
10.74 g
Die Axis
6
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: AYT K PO LIKIN BALERIANOC
  • Reverse Inscription: EPI GR AYRTRYFWCIANOY NYSAEWN
Provenance
Gift of Richard Wells
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Cf. BMC p. 184 no. 68 (obv.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Estate of H. Bartlett Wells
Accession Year
1997
Object Number
1997.260.387
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate bust of Valerian, r. in paludamentum.
Rev.: Dionysos standing to front, head l., himation over lower limbs and l. shoulder, holding in r. kantharos over panther at his feet and resting with l. on thyrsos.

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