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Coin of Caesarea with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Six ears of corn tied together. Inscriptions in Greek in field left and right and around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 243–244

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.38 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.2641

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins