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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)


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

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

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


Colophon, Asia: Ionia


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

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The Ancient World


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