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Coin of Magnesia-ad-Maeandrum with bust of Gordian III, struck under Demes

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Dionysos, holding thyrsos and pitcher, stands left under arching grapevine. Panther to left at his feet. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Magnesia-ad-Maeandrum, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 20.04 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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