Coin of Tarsus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 30.03 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.553

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in fields.
Reverse: Tyche stands, head left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in fields.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour