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Coin of Germe with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Herakles standing, facing, looking to left, with club, lion's skin over his left shoulder. 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

Germe, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.53 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.539

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins