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Coin of Accilaeum with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Nike flies left, wreath in right hand, palm in left. Inscription in Greek. (See media screen for inscriptions.)

Provenance

By 1986: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (List 24, Summer, 1986, no. 96); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 17, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 238–244

Mint

Accilaeum, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 7.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.350

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins