Sestertius with bust of Gordian III

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 241–243


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.74 gm.

Accession Number

88.139

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Gordian III, to right.
IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFEL AVG
Reverse: Apollo, with drapery over legs only, seated left, holding laurel-branch in right hand and resting left arm on lyre.
PMTRPVCOSIIPP In exergue: SC

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation