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Coin of Lyrbe with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tree growing in a conical stone, between naiskos-type shrines. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

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

Lyrbe, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 15.62 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

62.411

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins