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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.3047

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins