Coin of Anchialus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Thrace, Anchialus


Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 29.85 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Winged Nike running right, holding trophy.
Inscription in Greek.


By 1938: with Münzhandlung Basel, Freiestrasse 74, Basel, Switzerland (Sale 10, March 15-16, 1938, lot 448); by date unknown: Richard J. Graham Collection; by 1966: with Jacques Schulman N.V., Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam (auction of the Richard J. Graham Collection, June 8-10, 1966, Carlton Hotel Amsterdam, lot 1160); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 9, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour