Coin of Tarsus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 23.53 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.416

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right, with shield and spear at right.
Inscriptions in Greek.
Reverse: Sandan, draped, with tall headdress, and quiver at back, holds radiate crown in left hand, and stands on horned bull, all within distyle arched temple.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour