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Tetradrachm of Caesarea with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to left, holding spear over right shoulder, shield at his left. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Mt. Argaeus. Countermark at right, head (?). Inscriptions in Greek around, in field, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 238–244

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.99

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins