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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)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Philomelium, Asia: Phrygia


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

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The Ancient World


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