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Coin of Marcianopolis with busts of Gordian III and Serapis, struck under Menophilus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right facing draped bust of Serapis wearing modius. Inscriptions in Greek below and around. Reverse: Nemesis stands to left, cornucopia on left arm, scales in right hand, wheel at right side. At left: E. Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Marcianopolis, Moesia


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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