Coin of Tarsus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 28.52 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.169

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right, holding spear and shield decorated with gorgoneion.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.
Reverse: Emperor on horseback to right, right hand reaching for arrow in quiver slung over his shoulder. Below: lion.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Special Bulletin, no. 83); 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, May 8, 1968

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.