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ID:     VP046
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Bithynia
City:     Nicomedia
Issuer:     Valerian I
Date Ruled:     AD 253-260
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 25
Date Struck:     AD 256-258
Diameter:     25.4 mm
Weight:     10.14 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     AVT OYAΛEPIANOCΓAΛΛHNOC / OYAΛEPIANOC KAIC CEBB
Obverse Description:     Confronted radiate busts of Valerian and Gallienus, small bare-headed bust of Valerian II between
Reverse Legend:     NIKOMHΔEΩN TPIC NEΩKOPON
Reverse Description:     The three neocorate temples of Nicomedia situated around central altar with serpent, top temple has statue of Demeter within.
Primary Reference:     SNG VA 860
Reference2:     Rec Gen 409 var (legend arrangement)
Reference3:     cf BMC 68-70
Reference4:     cf SNG Cop 581-582
Photograph Credit:     Marcy
Source:     http://mk.shahrazad.net/gallienus/