Coin of Ephesus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 10.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2594

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: Ephesian Artemis standing. Stag at each side.
Above, crescent at left, star at right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour