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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, with spear and shield. Inscriptions in Greek in field and around. Reverse: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right. Inscriptions in Greek in field and around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1984: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Buy or Bid Sale, No. 1, April 16, 1984, lot 111); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., June 13, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 29.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.250

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins