Antoninianus with bust of Gordian III

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 241–243


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 4.39 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1340

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG
Reverse: Sol standing, facing, head left, holding globe in left hand; right hand raised.
AETER N ITATIAVG

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse