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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Radiate, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right, with shield and spear at right. Inscriptions in Greek around, and in field at left and right. Reverse: Sandan, draped, with tall headdress, and quiver at back, holds radiate crown in left hand, and stands on horned bull, all within distyle...

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By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 23.53 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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