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Coin of Lysias with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Cybele seated left, resting left hand on tympanum and in right holding phiale over lion at her feet. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Lysias, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 8.45 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1191

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins