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Coin of Perga in alliance with Side with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Radiate, draped bust of Gordian III to right. Shield with Gorgoneion, and spear at right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: At left, Artemis, radiate, in long chiton with quiver over shoulder, holds lighted torch in left hand, and drops incense on altar with right. At right,...

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By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; by 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 850); by date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 160); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; February 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Perga and Side (Alliance), Pamphylia


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 22.81 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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