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Coin of Anchialus with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Herakles kneels to the left on the back of the Kerynitisian Hind, holding the golden horns in his two hands. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek...

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By date unknown: with Frank Sternberg AG, Schanzengasse 10, CH-8001 Zurich, Switerland (Auction 11, November 20-21, 1981, lot 227); 1981: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at Frank Sternberg AG Auction 11; 2004-2008: lent by Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA (as L-G 115.1.2004); gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 22, 2008

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Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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


Anchialus, Thrace


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 37.88 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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