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Sestertius with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped and cuirassed, right. IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG Reverse: Mars marching right, holding shield and spear. MARTEMPROPVGNATOREM S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 18.69 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1429

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins