Coin of Odessus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Thrace, Odessus


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 23.68 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed half-figure bust of Gordian III to left, orb in left hand, right hand raised.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles standing to right with club, facing Sarapis standing to left, with cornucopia, altar between; at right, Athena.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; March 18, 1960: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

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