Tetradrachm of Caesarea with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.99

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to left, holding spear over right shoulder, shield at his left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mt. Argaeus. Countermark at right, head (?).
Inscriptions in Greek around, in field, and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour