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Coin ID #5142

Pergamon (AD 253-260) AE - Valerian I

Valerian I, 253-260 AD. AE Medallion (39.76g). Strategos Aurelius Damas. Laureate and draped bust right/ table with wreath and price urns; below, two money bags; in between IA. Rare. Brown patina. Very fine.

Aurelius Damas was not only Strategos, but also Asiarch. The reverse shows that in Pergamon, as in 37 other mints, there were Olympic or Isolympic games organized by the city, that were related by regulations and prices to win to the Olympic games.

File information
City/Mint name:Pergamon
Rating (3 votes):44444
Keywords:roman / bronze
References:SNG von Aulock 7518 (this coin)
Valuation:Kuenker Auc. 111 (3/2006), lot 6985 (est $2,600; unsold)
Photo courtesy of:Fritz Rudolf K├╝nker M├╝nzenhandlung -
Filesize:45 KiB
Date added:Jul 15, 2008
Dimensions:618 x 305 pixels
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