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Coin of Tium with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to left, holding spear and shield with quadriga. Inscription in Greek around. Countermark: H ? Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left, eagle before him. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (said to be from the art market in Turkey); November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 375.- (this is the total price for 61.1121-61.1127)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tium, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 13.13 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

61.1122

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins