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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 around. Reverse: Cybele seated on throne to left, holds phiale in right hand. Lion at her feet. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


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)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Lysias, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 7.20 gm. Die Axis: 6

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