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A billon antoninianus of the Emperor Valerian showing Vulcan in a temple Coin Type: Billon antoninianus of Valerian I, 253-260 CE.
Mint and Date: Cologne Mint, 259-260 CE
Size and Weight: 19mm x 22mm, 4.21g
Obverse: VALERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped bust right.
Reverse: DEO VOLKANO
Tetrastyle temple containing Vulcan standing left holding hammer and tongs, anvil to left.
Ref: RCV (2005) 9934; RIC V 5; Göbl 884d.
Provenance: Washington Numismatic Gallery (Vcoins), November 2006
BW Ref: 012 016 095
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Note: For other coins in this small group see this DEO MARTI, dedicated to the god Mars, issued for Gallienus; and this DEAE SEGETIAE, dedicated to a minor agricultural goddess, issued for Salonina.


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