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Coin of Arycanda with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles stands, club in right hand, lionskin on left arm. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1984: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Buy or Bid Sale, No. 1, April 16, 1984, lot 98); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., June 13, 1984

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Arycanda, Asia: Lycia


Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.22 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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