Coin of Arycanda with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Lycia, Arycanda

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 13.65 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1405

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Sozon galloping to right, with club in raised right hand; he wears a “Phrygian” cap and cloak.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1. (auction 12 of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2941, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III