RPC VII.1, 305

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 305
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate Gaius Iulius Menekles (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 Γ ΙΟΥ ΜΕΝΕΚΛΕΟΥϹ ΠΡΩΤΑ ΚΟΙΝΑ ΑϹΙΑϹ ΕΝ ϹΜΥΡΝΗ
Reverse design within wreath
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Axis 6
Reference Klose, Smyrna LXX 3–5
Specimens 5 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 2–3: same pair of dies. 4–5: same pair of dies. 1: same obv. die as 275/1 (Cyme), 276/1 (Cyme), 304/1–4, 308.1/4–5, 7, 308.2/6, 309/1–6, 309A/1. 2–5: same obv. die as 308.1/1–3, 330/1–16.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 2753
2 2     C: Lewis
3 3     Nomos 32, 8 June 2024, lot 180 = M&M GmbH 15, 21 Oct. 2004, lot 700 (Righetti) = M&M Numismatics 1, 1997, lot 196 = Hirsch 166, 1990, lot 1212
4 4     A: 1895-96 Iς10
5 5     ✸ L: 1883,0607.23 BMC 443