Coin of Metropolis with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Metropolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 9.98 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.1244

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 around.
Reverse: Cybele, turreted, seated on throne to left, holding patera in right hand.
Lion at her feet.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, October 10, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.