RPC VII.1, 447.2

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 447.2
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Ionia
City Metropolis
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate Aurelius Diogenes, son of Rufus (strategos)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡ ΑΥΡ ΔΙΟΓΕΝΟΥϹ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design Cybele seated, left, holding patera and resting arm on tympanum; at her feet, lion
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 5, 6
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 5–6: same pair of dies. 5–6: same obv. die as 409/1–6 (Ephesus), 410.1/1–7 (Ephesus), 410.3/17–19 (Ephesus), 412.1/1–9 (Ephesus), 412.2/10–12, 14, 30–1 (Ephesus), 413/1–3 (Ephesus), 414.1/1 (Ephesus), 414.2/2 (Ephesus), 415.1/1–4 (Ephesus), 415.2/5–13 (Ephesus), 415.3/14–17 (Ephesus), 416.1/1–8 (Ephesus), 448/1–6, 454.4/6–7, 9–10, 656/1–5 (Neapolis ad Harpasum), 657/1–3 (Neapolis ad Harpasum). 5–6: same rev. die as 450/5–7, 460.3/6.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
5 5     ✸ O: Milne Milne, NC 1937, p. 173
6 6     C: Leake
8 8     N F 8636
9 9     Freiburg: 11793