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Coin of Metropolis with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Cybele, turreted, seated on throne to left, holding patera in right hand, resting left elbow on tympanum. Lion on each side of throne at her feet. 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 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction 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

Metropolis, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 8.61 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2595

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins