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Coin of Antioch with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. IMPCAESMANTGORDIANOVSAVG Reverse: Priest ploughing right with yoke of oxen. Two standards behind. In exergue: SR Inscription around has the letter A without crossbar. (see media screen for reverse inscription)

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 4954); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Antioch, Pisidia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 26.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1230

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins