EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Valerian I ( The elder ) AD 253-260.Billon Tetradrachm Struck AD 259/60.~#~.bust of Zeus.

Ancient Coins - EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Valerian I ( The elder ) AD 253-260.Billon Tetradrachm Struck AD 259/60.~#~.bust of Zeus.
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EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Valerian I ( The elder ) AD 253-260.Billon Tetradrachm Struck AD 259/60.
( 10.02g, 21mm, 12h)
AK ΠΛ IOV AΛΕΡΙΑΝΟC EVEVC, laurate, beardless bust right of Valerianus.
Reverse.bust of Zeus right,  regnal year across field LZ ( = year 7= AD 259/60 )
Ref:SNG Cop.-, Milne 4011-4012.
About extremely fine. 

Exceptional strike from wlell engraved dies showing expressive faces of both Valerianus and Zeus.


Valerian, captured by the Persians was used as a foot stool for mounting his horse by king Shapur; after his death his skin was stuff with straw and placed on display in a temple.

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