Coin of Heraclea Pontica with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Bithynia, Heraclea Pontica

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 10.53 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.520

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Countermark and inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles, walking to right, grasps horn of bull standing behind him.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 425); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour