Valerian CE 253-260

Bi. Antoninianus, 3.82 g, Uncertain Syrian mint CE 256-260
RIC 286, RSC 188
O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, rad cuir bust r
R: Personification of the Orient presenting Valerian with wreath., RESTITVT ORIENTIS

Likely minted for the payment of the troops stationed with Valerian in the east prior to his capture by Shapur I.

Ex: Lynne’s Curio

Acquistion: 1976, paid $5.00