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Sestertius with bust of Gordian II

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Obverse: Bust of Gordian II, laureate, draped and cuirassed, right. IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG Reverse: Virtus (Valor), with helmet standing left, leaning on shield and holding spear upside down. VIRTVS AVGG S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 834); by 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 238

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 21.02 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1428

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins