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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: Prize crown on table. Two palm-branches in crown. Inscriptions in Greek on crown, in exergue and around.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 22.90 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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