RPC X, — (unassigned; ID 63827)

 

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Coin type
Volume X
Number — (unassigned; ID 63827)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Syria
City Heliopolis
Reign Valerian and Gallienus
Person (obv.) Valerian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP CAES P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription I O M H above, COL HEL below
Reverse design temple with six columns, seen obliquely to right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Reference Sawaya 842 (Valerian II)
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note Confirmation required. It is surprising to find this type, otherwise only used from the Severan period until the reign of Philip. Sawaya says 'Le coin de droit D111 est retouché pour la 1ère fois', which does not increase one's confidence in its authenticity. The obverse looks cast from the photo he gives. For a discussion of the attribution of some pieces to Valerian II, based on a particular obverse die, see introduction.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    ✸ Beirut-BdL: 403