Coin of Phocaea with bust of Gordian III, struck under Aur. Eutyches

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Asia: Ionia, Phocaea


Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 31.22 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Griffin walking right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: Thomas Ollive Mabbott Collection; by 1969: with Hans M. F. Schulman Gallery, 25 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017 (Schulman auction of the Mabbott Collection, June 6-11, 1969, lot 1576 [as ex Vierordt Collection]); by 1974: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., March 13, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour