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Coin of Byzantium with bust of Gordian III, struck under Aur. Dionysius and P. Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right, holding sceptre (?). Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Four tall basket torches with wicks hanging over. Inscriptions in Greek in exergue and around.


By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 243); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Byzantium, Thrace


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 18.23 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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