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Coin of Side in alliance with Perga with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena, spear in left hand, stands at left facing Artemis standing at right with torch in left hand. Between them, altar wih conical top on which they drop incense. Above: ...

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By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; by date unknown: with Charles R. Morley, New York; 1949: acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Charles R. Morley; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

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

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


Side and Perga (Alliance), Pamphylia


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 29.13 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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