Sestertius with bust of Gordian III

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 243–244


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 18.69 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1429

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped and cuirassed, right. IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG
Reverse: Mars marching right, holding shield and spear.
MARTEMPROPVGNATOREM S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)