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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. In field at left and right Greek letter pi. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Three-legged table, on which double hieratic crown with series of heads. Inner crown has five heads, central one crowned by two Nikai. Two (?) heads on...

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Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 13.06 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.1178

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins