Valerian I, Roman Empire, AR antoninianus, 253 AD, Rome mint. Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG; bust of Valerian, radiate, draped, cuirassed, r. Rev: APOLINI PROPVG; Apollo, nude except for cloak flying behind, standing r., drawing bow. 22mm, 3,58. Ref: RIC V Valerian 74. The coin arrived today, and it definitely cost more for than I'm usually willing to pay for a common 3rd century antoninianus. Yet, a flawlessly struck Valerian I in fine style and high grade seemed too exceptional to me to walk away from it. Was I a fool? You tell me. Please show your coins of Valerian I, or any ancient coins that you deem exceptionally attractive for a generally lackluster type.