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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. Countermark and inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles, walking to right, grasps horn of bull standing behind him. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 425); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Heraclea Pontica, Bithynia


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 10.53 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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