Coin of Ephesus in alliance with Alexandria with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Ionia and Egypt, Ephesus and Alexandria (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 12.88 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.873

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Sarapis seated left, scepter in left hand, cult statue of Ephesian Artemis on right. Cerberus to left at his feet.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III