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Coin of Odessus with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed half-figure bust of Gordian III to left, orb in left hand, right hand raised. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Herakles standing to right with club, facing Sarapis standing to left, with cornucopia, altar between; at right, Athena. Inscription in Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; March 18, 1960: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Odessus, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 23.68 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1398

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins