Tetradrachm of Gordian III, Emperor of Rome from Antioch Artist: Unknown
Mint: Antioch (Syria)
Ruler: Gordian III, Emperor of Rome, 225–244, ruled 238–44




13.65 g, 12:00, 26 mm

Credit Line

Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos

Accession Number



3rd century A.D.


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: AUTOK K M ANT GORDIANOS CEB [Gr.] Radiate draped bust l., seen from front, r. hand holding spear over r. shoulder, shield with gorgoneion on l. shoulder

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: DEMARCH EX UPTAO TO B [Gr.] Eagle standing facing, head l., tail l., wings spread, wreath in beak; between legs, ram running l., head r., under crescent


Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos, present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Library, New Haven Conn., 1938–2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Object/Work type

coins, money, tetradrachms

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