Coin of Tarsus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 13.06 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.1178

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
In field at left and right Greek letter.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Three-legged table, on which double hieratic crown with series of heads.
Inner crown has five heads, central one crowned by two Nikai.
Two (?) heads on outer crown and five Greek letters.
Greek inscriptions within inner crown, under table and around.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour