Medallion with bust of Gordian III
about A.D. 240–244
Mint: Italy, Rome
Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 54.85 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
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.
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.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour