Coin of Tarsus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 22.90 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.3047

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscriptions around and in field at left and right.
Reverse: Prize crown on table. Two palm-branches in crown.
Inscriptions in Greek on crown, in exergue, and around.

Provenance

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