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Coin of Trapezus with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Horseman (Mên or Mithra) wearing Phrygian cap rides right toward altar. At left, tree. At right, star. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. See media screen for Greek inscriptions.


By date unknown: Jonathan H. Kagan Collection (purchased from Dennis Devine); gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA, December 30, 1986

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Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 238–239


Trapezus, Pontus


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.50 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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