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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 in field and around. Reverse: Herakles stands, lionskin on left arm, holding club in right hand. At left, tree around which serpent twines. Inscriptions in Greek in field and around. (see media screen for...

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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: 37 mm. Weight: 25.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1430

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins