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Coin of Tomis with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Serapis standing, cornucopia on left arm, phiale in right hand over lighted altar. Inscriptions in Greek in field and around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, November 9, 1966

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Tomis, Moesia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.04 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.915

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins