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Coin of Limyra with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Humped bull standing to left and dog to right, heads lowered, drinking. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1972: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 13, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Limyra, Lycia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 20.04 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.859

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins