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Coin of Metropolis with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Cybele, turreted, seated on throne to left, holding patera in right hand. Lion at her feet. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, October 10, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht

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

Mint

Metropolis, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 9.98 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.1244

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins