Coin of Magnesia-ad-Maeandrum with bust of Gordian III, struck under Demes

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Magnesia-ad-Maeandrum

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 20.04 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.292

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: Dionysos, holding thyrsos and pitcher, stands left under arching grapevine. Panther to left at his feet.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour