Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with busts of Gordian III and Tranquillina

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Cilicia, Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum


Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 24.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III at left facing draped bust of Tranquillina wearing stephane. Countermark on the emperor’s neck.
Inscriptions in Greek.
Reverse: At left, turreted, draped bust of Tyche facing laureate, draped bust of Apollo, quiver over shoulder. Cornucopia at left, branch in center.
Inscriptions in Greek..


See attached media


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