Coin of Perinthus in alliance with Ephesus with bust of Gordian III
Mint: Thrace and Ionia, Perinthus and Ephesus (Alliance)
Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 22.81 gm. Die Axis: 2
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
O/: ΑVΤ•Κ•ΜΑΝ Τ•Γ ΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ
R/: ΠΕΡΙΝ ΘΙΩΝ•Β•ΝΕΩΚ ΟΡΩΝΚΑΙ
Between figures: ΟΜΟ/ΝΟΙ/Α
In exergue: ΕΦΕCΙΩΝ
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)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour