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Coin of Phocaea with bust of Gordian III, struck under Aur. Eutyches

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Griffin walking right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Thomas Ollive Mabbott Collection; by 1969: with Hans M. F. Schulman Gallery, 25 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017 (Schulman auction of the Mabbott Collection, June 6-11, 1969, lot 1576 [as ex Vierordt Collection]); by 1974: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., March 13, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Phocaea, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 31.22 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1974.142

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins