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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Marcianopolis, Moesia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.2966

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins