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Coin of Neocaesarea with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Prize crown containing palm branch on table inscribed: AKTIA Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

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. 241–242

Mint

Neocaesarea, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.83 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.2972

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins