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Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Valerian

A work made of billon.
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Date:

253-261

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the bust of emperor Valerian, facing right. He wears a radiate crown and is draped. The back (reverse) depicts Victory standing to the left, with a wreath and palm.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Valerian

Date

253 CE–261 CE

Medium

Billon

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG Reverse: VICTORA AVGG

Dimensions

Diam. 2.2 cm; 3.76 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.1026

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