Coin of Metropolis with bust of Gordian III, struck under Aur. Bassus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Metropolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 17.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.542

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: Emperor (?) standing between armed heroes.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III