Coin of Lysias with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Lysias

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 8.45 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1191

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Cybele seated left, resting left hand on tympanum and in right holding phiale over lion at her feet.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour