Portrait of Valerian.

Marble. 253—260.
Height 45 cm.
Inv. No. 3387.

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Coin portraits make the identification of this portrait certain. Valerian was in his sixties when he ruled. This head is from a colossal statue set up together with that of his son and co-regent, Gallienus. The format is superhuman; not so his features.
(ρρ) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.

Keywords: marble portrait head of the roman emperor Valerian Valerianus wreath crown Inv No 3387
History of Ancient Rome