Sestertius with bust of Gordian I

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 238


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 19.12 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.266

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Gordian I, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG
Reverse: Roma seated left on shield; holds Victory on right hand, spear in left.
ROMAEAET ERNAE SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)