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352, Lot: 294. Estimate $150.
Sold for $140. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BITHYNIA, Nicaea. Valerian I, with Gallienus and Valerian II Caesar. AD 253-260. Æ (23mm, 8.37 g, 7h). Struck AD 256-258. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed busts of Valerian I and Gallienus facing one another; between, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian II right / Three prize urns, containing no, two, and one palm fronds, respectively, set upon decorated base. RG 823; SNG von Aulock 721 (same obv. die). VF, green patina, with some traces of red-brown, minor roughness. Rare.

From the Dr. George Spradling Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 72 (14 June 2006), lot 1152.