RPC VII.1, 308.1

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 308.1
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate Cl Rufinus (strategos and sophistes)
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 ϹΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ Γ ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΩΝ ΑϹΙΑϹ ƐΠ ϹΤΡ ΡΟΥΦΙΝΟΥ ϹΟΦΙ
Reverse design temple with four columns enclosing statue of Roma holding shield and spear; on either side, temple seen in three-quarter view
Metal Æ
Average diameter 35 mm
Average weight 19.48 g
Axis 6
Reference Klose, Smyrna LXX 11–12
Specimens 7
Die-links 1–3: same pair of dies. 4–5, 7: same pair of dies. 1–3: same obv. die as 305/2–5, 330/1–16. 4–5, 7: same obv. die as 275/1 (Cyme), 276/1 (Cyme), 304/1–4, 305/1, 308.2/6, 309/1–6, 309A/1. 1–5, 7: same rev. die as 304/1–4.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: I-B
2     P: 2741
3     P-AIBL Fonds Robert 373 = Robert, Villes, p. 229, no. 3 = Robert, Carie, p. 375, no. 37
4     Rome: 111168
5     Rome: 111166
7     ✸ CNG MBS 72, 14 June 2006, lot 1163
8     Verona: 72180 SNG 1582