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Medallic sestertius with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate,draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG Reverse: Mars, helmeted, cuirassed, cloak flying out behind, moves to right holding spear and shield. MARSPROPVGNAT In field: S C

Provenance

By 1971: with Meridian Coin Company, 13 Little Britain, London ECI A7BX, England; purchased by MFA from Meridian Coin Company, May 12, 1971

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 243–244

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 31.78 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1971.208

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions