Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 241–242


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 11.16 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1331

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Roma standing to left, holding spear in left hand.
In field at left: LE (year 5)

Inscription

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L?

ΑΚΜΑΝΤΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟCΕΥ

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse