Coin of Singara with busts of Gordian III and Tranquillina

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Mesopotamia, Singara

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 20.17 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.424

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian at left facing draped bust of Tranquillina, wearing stephane, at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche, seated on rock to left, holds branch in right hand and rests left on rock. At feet, river-god swimming left. Above, Centaur Sagittarius discharging bow to left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Company's Bank, Ltd., April 10, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour