RPC VII.1, 220


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Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 220
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Saitta
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate Aurelius Aelius Attalianos (first archon for the second time and son of an asiarch of equestrian rank)
Obverse inscription ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΥΤ Κ Μ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Gordianus
Obverse design laureate bust of Gordian III, left, holding spear resting on right shoulder and shield against left shoulder (depicting emperor riding in biga, spearing fallen enemy and crowned by Nike)
Reverse design Heracles standing left, with club and quiver behind him, throwing stone towards Cerberus
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 6, 12
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 1–2: same obv. die as 221/1–9, 222/1–9, 11–14, 223/1–10.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ NY: 1973.191.16
2 2     P: 1087
3 3     Gorny & Mosch 204, 5 Mar. 2012, lot 1784
4 4     CNG Triton XVI, 8 Jan. 2013, lot 699 = Stack's Vermeule, Ward, and Mexico Maxico coll., 11 Jan. 2010, lot 274