Coin of Edessa with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Macedonia, Edessa

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 9.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

66.917

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: Roma seated left, holding Nike on right hand and being crowned by the City, who holds wreath and cornucopia.
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, November 9, 1966

Credit Line

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