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Sestertius with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Gordian III, to right. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Reverse: Securitas standing front, head left, with legs crossed; she holds vertical sceptre in right hand and leans left arm on column. SECVRIT PERPET S C left and right, in field.

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 21.46 gm.

Accession Number

88.145

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins