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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Gordian III

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[inscription] Obverse: Radiate bust of Gordian III to right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum. Inscriptions in Greek around and in fields. Reverse: Selene, crescent on head, in chiton and peplos, to right. in car drawn by two bulls. Torch in left hand, reins in right. Inscriptions in Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2971); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

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: 18.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.1064

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins