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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: Gordian standing right holding transverse spear in right hand and globe in left. PMTRPV COSII PP In left and right field: S C.

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. 241–243

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 25.23 gm.

Accession Number

88.149

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins