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

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 27.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1422

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III faces draped bust of Tranquillina wearing stephane at right.
Inscription in Greek. Trace of countermark?
Reverse: Draped bust of Tyche at left, wearing kalathos, cornucopia behind, faces laureate, draped bust of Apollo at right, laurel branch behind.
Inscription in Greek around, above, and below.

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour