Sestertius with bust of Gordian II

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 238


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 21.02 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1428

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Gordian II, laureate, draped and cuirassed, right.
IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG
Reverse: Virtus (Valor), with helmet standing left, leaning on shield and holding spear upside down.
VIRTVS AVGG S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 834); by 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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