RPC X, — (unassigned; ID 74489)


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Coin type
Volume X
Number — (unassigned; ID 74489)
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Nicaea
Reign Valerian and Gallienus
Person (obv.) Valerian (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Valerian (Augustus) ; Gallienus (Augustus) ; Valerian II (Caesar)
Issue Period C-D
Obverse inscription ΠΟΥ(Β) ΛΙΚ ΟΥΑΛΕΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ
Reverse design Valerian in military dress standing left, holding sceptre and extending right to Gallienus standing left holding spear; to right, togate male (Valerian II) standing left; at feet, altar
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 12
Reference Rec —
Specimens 20 (14 in the core collections)
Note The third, togate, figure might be Valerian II. Compare the earlier coins of Septimius, Caracalla and Geta from Prusa as HYpium, where Septimius and Caracalla are in military dress but Geta is togate (RPC V https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/6807).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    L: 1895,0503.7
    P: 1199
    P: 1200 Rec 805 (corr.), pl. 87.2
    B: 5235 TF
    B: von Rauch
    B: 1873 Fox
    B: 1906 Löbbecke
    B: 1900 Imhoof-Blumer
    NY: 1944.100.42258
    O: ex Milne 1924
    O: bt. 1938
    O: ex Milne 1924
    O: ex Milne 1924 Sotheby, 28 Nov. 1911, 333
    V: GR 15734
    V-ON SNG Leypold 200
    CGT coll. = Pecunem 36, 4 Oct. 2015, lot 372
    CGT coll. ex G. Rohde coll.
    Savoca 9th Blue Auction, 25 Aug. 2018, lot 864
    ✸ Solidus Monthly 27, 17 Mar. 2018, lot 354