Coin of Aphrodisias with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Caria, Aphrodisias

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 17.43 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1128

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Prize crown on table with curved legs of lion’s heads and feet.
Amphora and two palms beneath table. Purse on each side of crown.
Crown inscribed in Greek. Table inscribed in Greek.
Greek inscription around.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour