Coin of Trapezus with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–239


Mint: Pontus, Trapezus

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.50 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.978

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Horseman (Mên or Mithra) wearing Phrygian cap rides right toward altar.
At left, tree. At right, star.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Jonathan H. Kagan Collection (purchased from Dennis Devine); gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA, December 30, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan