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

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Three nymphs standing, holding water-jugs. They wear high-girt Ionic chitons; one in center, facing, is veiled (?); the two outer figures place their hands on her shoulders. Inscription in Greek.


By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XX, no. 108); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Germe, Asia: Mysia


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 20.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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