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Coin of Carrhae with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Crescent above veiled, turreted bust of Tyche left; at left, cult image on pillar. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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


Carrhae, Mesopotamia


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.04 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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