Coin of Tium with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Bithynia, Tium

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 13.13 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

61.1122

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to left, holding spear and shield with quadriga.
Inscription in Greek. Countermark: H 
Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left, eagle before him.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (said to be from the art market in Turkey); November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 375.- (this is the total price for 61.1121-61.1127)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour