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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)


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

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

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


Heraclea Pontica, Bithynia


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

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The Ancient World


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