RPC VII.1, 338


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 338
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate Gaius Iulius Menekles (strategos)
Alliance with Alexandria
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 design Amazon Smyrna and Tyche of Alexandria 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
Axis 5, 6
Reference Klose, Smyrna LXXXXIV 11; Franke & Nollé 2280–1
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 1–2: same obv. die as 336/3–7, 337/1–16.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1921,0520.112 Weber 6191
2 2     B: 563/1902