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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; counterstamped. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Woman standing to right, holding up mirror. Inscription in Greek around and in fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and counterstamp)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 16.96 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

64.564

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins