Medallic sestertius with bust of Gordian III

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 243–244


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 31.78 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1971.208

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions

Obverse: Laureate,draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG
Reverse: Mars, helmeted, cuirassed, cloak flying out behind, moves to right holding spear and shield.
MARSPROPVGNAT In field: S C

Provenance

By 1971: with Meridian Coin Company, 13 Little Britain, London ECI A7BX, England; purchased by MFA from Meridian Coin Company, May 12, 1971

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund