Coin of Edessa with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 242–244


Mint: Mesopotamia, Edessa

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 20.52 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.1180

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: Abgar X Phrahates, wearing tiara, rides horse to right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour