Coin of Colophon with bust of Gordian III, struck under Aur. Marcus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Colophon

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 8.06 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.540

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Apollo Klarios seated to left, holding laurel-branch downwards and resting left arm on lyre.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

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