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Sestertius with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAVG Reverse: Emperor standing in quadriga to left, wearing consular robes and holding eagle-tipped scepter. PMTRPIICO SPP SC (in exergue)


By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; 1959: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction of Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 8, May 26, 1959, lot 96); by summer 1959: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 104/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.138-60.147)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 240




Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm. Die Axis: 2

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The Ancient World


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