Valerian I AE

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by TJC, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    This Valerian I / River God Pyramos AE 20 coin is great addition to my 3rd Century collection. As I mostly have imperial issues this adds a welcome provincial dimension that I have been looking to expand on.:) At first look I thought it was an Alexandrian coin but its actually from Cilicia, Hieropolis-Castabala (Turkey). I believe it is a rarer to find type.
    Feel free to share anything you believe is relevant!:)

    ValerianCilicia339O.jpg ValerianCilicia339R3.jpg

    Valerian I.
    CILICIA, Hieropolis-Castabala. AD 253-260. Æ 20mm (9.78 g).
    O: Laureate head right
    Rx: River-god Pyramos reclining right, holding branch and cornucopia.
    SNG Levante 1597
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  3. Ancient Aussie

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    Great coin TJC, I happen to have a Valerian Mopsus with a River-god Pyramos on a bridge the Romans built. 91603_1486671056.jpg
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    TJC Well-Known Member

    Very cool bridge with river god Ancient Aussie!! In fact the more I am looking the more I am thinking i may need one of those too!
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  5. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Nice Varerian @TJC ! Cool to find a rarer type !

    I only have one of his as an AE Provincial, and I believe it is pretty common:

    RI Valerian I 253-260 CE AE 20mm Alexandria Troas mint Horse Grazing.jpg
    RI Valerian I 253-260 CE AE 20mm Alexandria Troas mint Horse Grazing
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