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

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Thrace and Ionia, Perinthus and Ephesus (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 22.81 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

57.720

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Gordian III right, radiate, cuirassed.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Cult statue of Ephesian Artemis facing; goddess of Abundance standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; at her feet, altar; star and crescent between figures.
Inscriptions between figures, around, and in exergue.

Inscription

O/: ΑVΤ•Κ•ΜΑΝ Τ•Γ ΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ
R/: ΠΕΡΙΝ ΘΙΩΝ•Β•ΝΕΩΚ ΟΡΩΝΚΑΙ
Between figures: ΟΜΟ/ΝΟΙ/Α
In exergue: ΕΦΕCΙΩΝ

Provenance

By 1957: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1, England (auction of the property of a Foreign Collector, catalogue dated October 4, 1957, lot 152); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Glendining auction by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London SW 1, England; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., December 12, 1957 for £ 277- (this figure is the total price for 57.716-722)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour