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Coin of Aspendus with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hephaistos seated on rock to right supports shield with left hand and holds hammer in right. Cuirass at right. Inscription in Greek.


By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 36); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Aspendus, Pamphylia


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 12.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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