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Coin of Ephesus in alliance with Alexandria with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Sarapis seated left, scepter in left hand, cult statue of Ephesian Artemis on right. Cerberus to left at his feet. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Ephesus and Alexandria (Alliance), Asia: Ionia and Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 12.88 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.873

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins