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Coin of Phaselis with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek Reverse: Athena stands, head right, spear in right hand with serpent entwined around the lower end, shield in her left hand. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 422); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Phaselis, Lycia

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 20.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.427

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins