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Coin of Ilium with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate (or radiate?), draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: At right, Paris seated, holding apple in right hand, pedum in left. At left, Aphrodite, Athena with helmet and spear, and Hera. Inscription in Greek in exergue. (see media...

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Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Ilium, Asia: Troas

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.454

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins