Coin of Antioch with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Pisidia, Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 26.24 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.873

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAVG
Reverse: At left, Gordian stands to right holding genius of city in left hand and grasping right hand of Antiochia standing at right. She holds sceptre in left hand. Both are on pedestals. Altar between.
In ex.: SR
COL CAESANTIO CH

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 96); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour