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

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Gordian III to right, with cuirass and paludamentum. Countermark on his neck. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Nike right and left, each placing wreath with both hands on three-legged table. Inscriptions in Greek around, in exergue and within wreath. (see...

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Inscription

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Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2964); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

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: 34 mm. Weight: 16.28 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.1061

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins