RPC VII.1, 336

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 336
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate C Iul Menekles (strategos)
Alliance with Nicomedia
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 ϹΜΥΡΝΑΙ ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ ΝƐΙΚΟΜΗ ƐΠ ΜƐΝƐΚΛƐΟΥϹ
Reverse design Amazon Smyrna and Tyche of Nicomedia standing facing each other clasping hands; Amazon holding double axe over shoulder; Tyche holding rudder; both with prow at feet
Metal Æ
Average diameter 29 mm
Average weight 11.12 g
Axis 6, 7
Reference Klose, Smyrna LXXXXIV 7–9; Franke & Nollé 2240–6
Specimens 9 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 3–7: same pair of dies. 1–2: same obv. die as 331/1–2, 332/1–2, 333/1–4, 334/1–7, 335/1. 3–7: same obv. die as 337/1–16, 338/1–2.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     NY: 1953.171.766
2     ✸ L: 1889-4-64
3     St Gallen Lederer II, p. 16, no. 49
4     O: Christ Church
5     Schulman NY, 1974, lot 473
6     Schulman NY, 6 June 1969, lot 1634 (Mabbott)
7     Münster: M 1165
8     Weber
9     C. Rhodes coll.