Portrait of Valerian.

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

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Description:
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.
Credits:
(ρρ) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.

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