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Medallion with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. IMPGORDIANVS PIVSFELIXAVG Reverse: Adlocutio scene. On the platform at the left the emperor with raised hand faces a group of four soldiers with standards and a legionary eagle. Behind the emperor, Praetorian...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 316, 444 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877-2432; December 15, 1999: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 240–244

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 54.85 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1999.508

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions