Coin of Ilium with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Troas, Ilium

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.454

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate (or radiate?), draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At right, Paris seated, holding apple in right hand, pedum in left.
At left, Aphrodite, Athena with helmet and spear, and Hera.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour