Coin of Cyzicus with bust of Gordian III, struck under Ael. Artemidorus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Cyzicus

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 45.65 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1973.7

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Demeter stands to right, holding two lighted torches, in biga drawn by two coiled serpents.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 47, November 30-December 1, 1972, lot 491); purchased from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., January 10, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour