Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Cilicia, Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 12.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1970.319

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Two countermarks (one is uncertain).
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche stands at left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
At right emperor, in military attire, holds spear in left hand and reaches out with wreath in right hand to crown Tyche.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By date unknown: William Stevenson Smith Collection; bequest of William Stevenson Smith to MFA, April 8, 1970

Credit Line

Bequest of William Stevenson Smith