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Coin of Germe with bust of Gordian III, struck under C. Aurelius Apollonides

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Dionysos stands, head left, thyrsos in left hand, kantharos in right. Panther at left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Germe, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.27 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1341

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins