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Coin of Casae with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Zeus seated right, scepter in right hand, left hand reaching down to eagle at his feet. Inscription in Greek. Obverse partially overstruck. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., June 9, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Casae, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 16.12 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.394

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins