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Coin of Anchialus with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Winged Nike running right, holding trophy. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1938: with Münzhandlung Basel, Freiestrasse 74, Basel, Switzerland (Sale 10, March 15-16, 1938, lot 448); by date unknown: Richard J. Graham Collection; by 1966: with Jacques Schulman N.V., Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam (auction of the Richard J. Graham Collection, June 8-10, 1966, Carlton Hotel Amsterdam, lot 1160); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 9, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Anchialus, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 29.85 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

66.868

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins