Coin of Aphrodisias with with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Caria, Aphrodisias

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 20.72 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1371

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Table, supported by legs with lion’s heads and feet, on which is prize crown flanked each side by purse. Amphora below table.
Inscription in Greek around and on prize crown.

(Note that original reverse description appears on media screen with urn instead of prize crown.)

Provenance

By 1962: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour