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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles standing, head left, holds kantharos in right hand, club and lion's skin in left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction 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. 241–244

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 5.63 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.2601

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins