Coin of Germe with bust of Gordian III, struck under C. Aurelius Apollonides

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Germe

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 20.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.214

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Three nymphs standing, holding water-jugs. They wear high-girt Ionic chitons; one in center, facing, is veiled (?); the two outer figures place their hands on her shoulders.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XX, no. 108); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour