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125, Lot: 357. Estimate $300.
Sold for $235. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Medals] UNCERTAIN. Gordian III. by an uncertain artist. 18th century. Æ "Medallion" (39mm, 52.74 g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from front / MVNIFICENTIA GORDIANI AVG, bull contending with elephant within the Colosseum, seen from above; Colossus of Nero and Meta Sudans, and the Temple of Venus and Rome, or the Ludus Magnus on either side. Cf. Gnecchi p. 89, 23 and Tav. 104, 6; cf. Cohen 166. VF, brown patina. Late aftercast.

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Malter 72 (23 November 1997), lot 558.