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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 around and in left and right fields. Reverse: Perseus, nude, standing front, holds cult image of Apollo Lykeios in raised left hand, uncertain object (torch?) in right; fisherman with line and fish at...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 27.57 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.417

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins