Denarius with bust of Gordian II

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 238


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 2.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1997.90

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Gordian II laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
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Reverse: Virtus standing, shield in right hand, spear in left.
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Provenance

By date unknown: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Post Office Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608 (Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 42, The New York Marriott World Trade Center, Three World Trade Center, New York 10048, May 29-30, 1997, lot 1021); purchased at Auction 42 on behalf of MFA by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.; June 25, 1997: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour