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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in fields. Reverse: Nike stands on globe, head left, holding wreath in right hand, palm-branch in left. Inscription in Greek around and in fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 15.98 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1428

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins