Sestertius with bust of Gordian III

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 240


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

60.147

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAVG
Reverse: Emperor standing in quadriga to left, wearing consular robes and holding eagle-tipped scepter.
PMTRPIICO SPP SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; 1959: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction of Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 8, May 26, 1959, lot 96); by summer 1959: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 104/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.138-60.147)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour