Coin of Marcianopolis with busts of Gordian III and Serapis, struck under Menophilus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Moesia, Marcianopolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2966

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right facing draped bust of Serapis wearing modius.
Inscriptions in Greek below and around.
Reverse: Nemesis stands to left, cornucopia on left arm, scales in right hand, wheel at right side.
Inscriptions in Greek in field at left and around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour