Coin of Gagae with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Lycia, Gagae

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 22.39 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.819

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: Within distyle temple, two veiled goddesses facing front. Each holds Nike in outside hand, in inner hand, uncertain object (Nike?).
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 33); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour