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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. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Aphrodite standing right, holding mirror? Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1966: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Special Bulletin, no. 81); October 4, 1966: purchased from Hesperia Art for MFA by Mary B. Comstock; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, October 11, 1966

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

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

Mint

Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 19.43 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

66.852

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins