Valerian I AD 253-260. Antoninianus (AR; 22-23mm; 3.93g; 12h) Antioch, 1st issue, 253-255. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev. VICT-ORIAE AVGG Soldier or Mars standing right, holding spear in right hand, left resting on shield. Rare.
Smaller head of Valerian than following coin.
C. 241; Cunetio 822 (4 known); Holmes collection 494c; MIR 36, 1566 (17 known); RIC V, I p. 55, 225 (Viminacium).
From the stock of Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel 1975.