Aureus with bust of Gordian III

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 241–243


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 4.94 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.456

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG
Reverse: Laetitia stands, head left, resting left elbow on anchor and holding wreath in right hand.
 LAETITIAAVGN

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour