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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Byzantium, Thrace

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.224

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins