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Coin of Odessus with busts of Gordian III and Tranquillina

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III at left facing draped bust of Tranquillina wearing stephane at right. Inscription in Greek around and below. Reverse: Athena, in helmet and tunic, looking left, holds spear in left hand, shield in right. In field at left: E Inscription...

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Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Odessus, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.21 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.365

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins