Coin of Sardis with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Sardis

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 7.63 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2992

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: Zeus Laodikeus standing, head to left, scepter in left hand, eagle on right.
Inscription in Greek.

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