Sestertius with bust of Gordian III

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 241–243


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 23.77 gm.

Accession Number

88.144

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: Securitas seated left (near an altar?), holding sceptre in right hand and resting left hand on head.
SECVRITASAVG 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