Coin of Apamea with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Apamea

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 27.31 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.1505

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, radiate, draped, and cuirassed, to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At right, chest or ark with open lid. Within, draped man and woman looking left. At left same (?) two figures standing front. Above them dove flies right carrying olive branch. Another bird sits on lid of chest.
Inscriptions in Greek on chest, around, and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour