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Coin of Aphrodisias with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Centaur to right, bow and arrow in left hand. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen, auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 398); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 16, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Aphrodisias, Asia: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 24.64 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1970.433

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins