Coin of Myra with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Lycia, Myra

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 17.88 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1059

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Gordian to right, in cuirass and paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Simulacrum of Artemis Eleuthera in distyle temple. Patera to left, at feet.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; by 1925: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Levis Collection, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 849); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2942 [as ex Campion Collection]); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour