Coin of Cadi with bust of Gordian III, struck under Hermes Cleopatorus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Cadi


Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 23.92 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: River god Hermos reclines left, reed in right hand, cornucopia on left arm, left elbow on overturned vase from which water flows.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.


By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, Dec. 9, 1982, lot 370); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, Sept. 12, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour