Coin of Singara with busts of Gordian III and Tranquillina

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Mesopotamia, Singara


Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 21.95 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right facing draped bust of Tranquillina wearing stephane left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche seated on rock to left, branch in right hand. At feet rivergod swimming left. Above, Sagittarius discharging bow to left.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 181, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour