Aureus with bust of Gordian III
about A.D. 241–243
Mint: Italy, Rome
Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 4.94 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Reverse: Laetitia stands, head left, resting left elbow on anchor and holding wreath in right hand.
By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 151); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; September 11, 1968: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour