Coin of Anchialus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Thrace, Anchialus


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 37.88 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles kneels to the left on the back of the Kerynitisian Hind, holding the golden horns in his two hands.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.


November 20-21, 1981, anonymous sale (Auction 11), Frank Sternberg AG, Zürich, lot 227, sold to Cornelius C. Vermeule, III (b. 1925 – d. 2008), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 2008, gift of Vermeule to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 22, 2008)

NOTES: [1] Lent by Cornelius Vermeule to the MFA from 2004 until 2008 (loan no. L-G 115.1.2004).

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III