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 C Iul 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, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ϹΤΡ Γ ΙΟΥ ΜƐΝƐΚΛƐΟΥϹ ΠΡΩΤΑ ΚΟΙΝΑ ΑϹΙΑϹ ƐΝ ϹΜΥΡΝΗ
Reverse design within wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 35 mm
Average weight 21.55 g
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 Museum Bibliography
1     P: 2753
2     C: Lewis
3     M&M GmbH 15, 21 Oct. 2004, lot 700 (Righetti) = M&M Numismatics 1, 1997, lot 196 = Hirsch 166, 1990, lot 1212
4     A: 1895-96 Iς10
5     ✸ L: 1883,0607.23 BMC 443