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Coin of Heraclea Pontica with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent from patera held in left hand. Inscription in Greek. (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, March 8, 1967

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Heraclea Pontica, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 5.99 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

67.323

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins