Coin of Side in alliance with Perga with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Pamphylia, Side and Perga (Alliance)


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 29.13 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena, spear in left hand, stands at left facing Artemis standing at right with torch in left hand. Between them, altar wih conical top on which they drop incense. Above: pomegranate.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; by date unknown: with Charles R. Morley, New York; 1949: acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Charles R. Morley; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III