Coin of Side in alliance with Perga with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Pamphylia, Side and Perga (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 27.71 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

61.1118

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: Athena of Side on left, Artemis of Perga on right, dropping incense into conical altar between. Athena wears helmet, long chiton, holds spear in left hand. Artemis, radiate, wears long chiton, long torch in left hand. Pomegranate above.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1961: Hans von Aulock Collection; November 6, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock for $ 250.00 (this is the total price for 61.1118-1120)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour