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

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Cilicia, Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum


Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.28 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Gordian III to right, with cuirass and paludamentum. Countermark on his neck.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nike right and left, each placing wreath with both hands on three-legged table.
Inscriptions in Greek around, in exergue and within wreath.

NOTE: entries from an incorrrect catalogue card have been attached to the media screen.


See attached media


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2964); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour