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Sale Number: 328  -  Triskeles Auctions
Lot Number: 297

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Lot 297.  Bithynia, Nicomedia. Valerian I and Gallienus, with Valerian II, Caesar. A.D. 253-260. Æ (24 mm, 5.85 g, 7 h). A.D. 256-258. [AVT] OYAΛEPIANOC ΓAΛΛHNOC O[VAΛEPIANOC KAICA CEBBB] (or similar), laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian I right vis-à-vis laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus left; between, bare-headed and draped bust of Valerian II right / [NIKΩMHΔEΩN] TPIC NEΩK/OPΩN, three agonistic urns, each containing one or two palm branches. RG 413. Green patina. Fine / very fine.

Nicomedia was granted the dignity of a being a neocorate (a city recognized by the Roman Senate or emperor for having a temple dedicated to the imperial cult) early in its history. Why all of a sudden it held games and celebrated its third neocoria during the joint reign of Valerian I and Gallienus is not certain, but perhaps indicates the completion of a third temple.

Estimate: US$ 75 

Lot is Closed
Closing PriceUS$ 60 
Closing DateFriday, December 15, 2017
12:38:40 PM CDT