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Valerian I, c. September253 - Apr, May or June 260 A.D., Anazarbos, Cilicia
ET BOC is the date, year 272 of Rome. The era began in 19 B.C. when the city was visited by Augustus, refounded and renamed Caesarea, dating this coin to 253 - 254 A.D. The inscription AMK is a boast of the city, meaning First, Greatest, and Most Beautiful (PRWTH MEGISTH KALLISTH).
RP81289. Bronze AE 28, SNG BnF
2155, SNG Levante
1516, VF, Anazarbos mint, weight
14.363g, maximum diameter
27.9mm, die axis
, 253 - 254 A.D.; obverse
AVT K OVAΛEPIANOC CE, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust
ANAZAPB OV ET BOC, Dionysus seated right on panther
, Γ / Γ and A / M / K in fields; rare
Catalog current as of Thursday, April 25, 2019.
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