RPC VII.1, 337

 

Image of specimen #14

 

Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 337
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 Perinthus
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ϹΜΥΡΝΑΙ ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ ΠƐΡΙΝΘΙ ƐΠ ΜƐΝƐΚΛƐΟΥϹ
Reverse design Amazon Smyrna and Tyche of Perinthus standing facing each other clasping hands; Amazon holding double axe over shoulder; Tyche holding rudder; both with prow at feet
Metal Æ
Average diameter 30 mm
Average weight 12.20 g
Axis 6
Reference Klose, Smyrna LXXXXIV 10; Franke & Nollé 2264–79; Schönert, Perinth 918
Specimens 16
Die-links 1–16: same pair of dies. 1–16: same obv. die as 336/3–7, 338/1–2.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 488
2     L BMC 487
3     C: Leake 2528 SNG 1760
4     Tübingen SNG 3246
5     B: 1049/1902
6     B: I-B
7     B: Löbb
8     C: Leake 2527 SNG 1761
9     V: GR 17862
10     NY C. Foss, ‘A hoard of the third century A.D. from Pamphylia’, CH 5 (1979), pp. 37–41
11     Cop SNG 1420
12     Tübingen SNG 3245
13     Münster LWL
14     ✸ V: GR 17861
15     G Hunter 280 = SNG 1616
16     Schulten Oct. 1987, lot 767