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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, holding spear and shield decorated with gorgoneion. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field. Reverse: Emperor on horseback to right, right hand reaching for arrow in quiver slung over his shoulder. Below: lion. Inscriptions in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Special Bulletin, no. 83); 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, May 8, 1968

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 28.52 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.169

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins