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Coin of Caesarea with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Wreath, within which Mt. Argaeus and inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 184); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 240–241

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.16 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.949

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins