RPC VII.1, 331


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 331
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate Pollianos (strategos)
Alliance with Cyzicus
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 design Amazon Smyrna and Tyche of Cyzicus standing facing each other clasping hands; Amazon holding double axe over shoulder; at her feet, prow; Tyche holding sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 6, 7
Reference Klose, Smyrna LXXXXIV 2; Franke & Nollé 2249–50
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 1–2: same obv. die as 332/1–2, 333/1–4, 334/1–7, 335/1, 336/1–2.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: 18226054, 1922/318 Cahn 47, 1922, lot 1114
2 2     C McClean 8333
3 3     B. Michaux coll. = Sol Numismatik XIII, 20 May 2023, lot 313