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Coin of Metropolis with bust of Gordian III, struck under Aur. Bassus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Emperor (?) standing between armed heroes. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Metropolis, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 17.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.542

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins