Coin of Byzantium with bust of Gordian III, struck under Aur. Dionysius and P. Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Thrace, Byzantium

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 18.23 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.224

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right, holding sceptre (?).
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Four tall basket torches with wicks hanging over.
Inscriptions in Greek in exergue and around.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 243); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour