Sestertius with bust of Gordian III

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 243–244


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 14.20 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1998.555

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
IMPGORDIANV SPIVSFELAVG
Reverse: Mars to right, spear in right hand, shield in left.
MARTEMPROPVGNATOREM in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: H. P. Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, part 2, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1854, partial); by 1952: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London; August 1952: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Spink & Son, Ltd.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III