RPC VII.1, 235.2


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 235.2
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate Iulius Sulpicius Hermophilos (first archon)
Obverse inscription ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus
Obverse design radiate and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, left, seen from rear, holding spear pointing forward and shield against shoulder (decorated with gorgoneion)
Reverse design sanctuary of Aphrodite of Paphos
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 6, 12
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 2: same obv. die as 238.2/5, 239.3/14.
Note Magistrate's name should read ƐΠΙ ƐΡΜΟΦ and not ƐΠΙ ƐΡΜΟΦΙΛΟΥ
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
2 2     P: 1307
3 3     Johnston, Sardis 311
4 4     ✸ Yale: 2007.27.1 Gorny & Mosch 156, 5 Mar. 2007, lot 1775
5 5     C. Rhodes coll. = CNG EA 316, 4 Dec. 2013, lot 315