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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, profile to right. Laureate. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles with club. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

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

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 5.06 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

88.27

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins