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Coin Detail
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ID:     VP133
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Cilicia
City:     Mallus
Issuer:     Valerian I
Date Ruled:     A.D. 253-260
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE31
Date Struck:     AD 253-260
Diameter:     30.6 mm
Weight:     13.82 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP C LIC VALERIANVS PI FE AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     MALLO COLONIA S C
Reverse Description:     Amphilocos standing left, holding branch, boar to left, tripod with serpent to right, S C in exergue
Primary Reference:     SNG France 1933
Reference2:     SNG Levante 1298
Photograph Credit:     Marcy
Source:     http://mk.shahrazad.net/gallienus/
Notes:     Clearly I am quite drawn to this coin. I accidentally bought a duplicate of it because I thought the imagery was so cool that I didn't bother to check if I already had it, thinking that I would have remembered this reverse. Oops.