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Coin of Philomelium with head of Gordian III, struck under Cor. Alexander

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Obverse: Laureate head of Gordian III right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: River-god Gallos, recumbent left, holds reed in left hand, cornucopia in right. At right, inverted vase. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Philomelium, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 8.78 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.530

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins