Coin of Tarsus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 25.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1430

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.
Reverse: Herakles stands, lionskin on left arm, holding club in right hand.
At left, tree around which serpent twines.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.

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