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Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Counterstamp on neck of a small circle within a triangle. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Dionysos in biga of panthers to right holds thyrsos as goad in right hand, pantherskin on left arm, pouring wine from kantharos on...

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Inscription

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Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 19.83 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.3046

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins