RPC VII.1, 286

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 286
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Lydia
City Magnesia ad Sipylum
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate Aurelius Theodotos II (strategos)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡ ΑΥΡ ΘΕΟΔΟΤΟΥ Β ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ ϹΙΠΥΛΟΥ
Reverse design Cybele seated left in biga drawn by two lions, resting arm on tympanum
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 37 mm
Axis 5, 6
Specimens 7 (5 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–6: same pair of dies. 1–6: same obv. die as 271/1–3 (Cyme), 272/1–2 (Cyme), 287/1–2, 297.1/1–2 (Phocaea), 297.2/3–4 (Phocaea), 310/1–8 (Smyrna), 339/1 (Temnus), 341/1–4 (Temnus), 342/1–3 (Temnus).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ CNG 93, 22 May 2013, lot 801 = M&M Numismatics 1, 1997, lot 200 (Righetti) = Goldberg 100, 5 Sept. 2017, lot 2203
2 2     B: Löbb.
3 3     V: GR 19474
4 4     L BMC 74
5 5     P: 702
6 6     P: 701
7 7     C. Rhodes coll.