Medallion with bust of Gordian III

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 240–244


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 54.85 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1999.508

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
IMPGORDIANVS PIVSFELIXAVG
Reverse: Adlocutio scene. On the platform at the left the emperor with raised hand faces a group of four soldiers with standards and a legionary eagle. Behind the emperor, Praetorian prefect.
ADLOCVTIOAVGVS TI

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 316, 444 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877-2432; December 15, 1999: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour