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Coin of Colophon with bust of Gordian III, struck under Aur. Marcus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Apollo Klarios seated to left, holding laurel-branch downwards and resting left arm on lyre. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; 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

Colophon, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 8.06 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.540

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins