Coin of Perga with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Pamphylia, Perga

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.13 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.839

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Globe below.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Three purses on a three-legged chest with folding doors.
Dots (nailheads?) on doors.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 55); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour