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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.568

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins