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Coin of Perinthus in alliance with Ephesus with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Bust of Gordian III right, radiate, laureate, cuirassed. (Inscription in Greek). Reverse: Cult statue of Ephesian Artemis facing; goddess of Abundance standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; at her feet, altar; star and crescent between figures. (Greek inscriptions between...

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By 1957: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1, England (auction of the property of a Foreign Collector, catalogue dated October 4, 1957, lot 152); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Glendining auction by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London SW 1, England; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., December 12, 1957 for £ 277- (this figure is the total price for 57.716-722)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Perinthus and Ephesus (Alliance), Thrace and Ionia


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 22.81 gm. Die Axis: 2

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The Ancient World


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