Medallion with bust of Gordian III
about A.D. 238–240
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 056.
Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 53.22 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Reverse: Gordian III standing left on platform with prefect behind him, lecturing to four soldiers with standards and spears.
By date unknown: Giorgio Giorgi Collection; by 1955: with Mario Ratto, Via Manzoni 23, Milan, Italy (Ratto auction of the Giorgio Giorgi Collection, January 26-29, 1955, lot 1003); by date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 3, p. 275, no. 11); by 1958: with Leu & Co.'s Bank Ltd, 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co's Bank, Ltd., January 8, 1959, for $ 967.50 ( this is the total price for 59.2-59.4)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour