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Coin of Thessalonica with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Agonistic table on which prize crown with palm. At left, five apples, at right, purse. Inscription in Greek around and above. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: with Euripides S. Sepheriades, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Euripides S. Sepheriades, December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Thessalonica, Macedonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 10.96 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.2149

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins