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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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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

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

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


Odessus, Thrace


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

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The Ancient World


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