RPC VII.1, 617


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 617
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Aphrodisias
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΝ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΑΦΡΟΔƐΙϹΙƐΩΝ
Reverse design temple with four columns and rounded pediment enclosing cult statue of Aphrodite of Aphrodisias standing r. between priestess and fountain (?), crescent and star on either side of her headdress
Metal Æ
Average diameter 36 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference MacDonald 179
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–3: same pair of dies. 1–3: same obv. die as 616/1–2, 618/1–4.
Note n the rev., the Νs are retrograde.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1844,0425.344 BMC 125
2 2     P: 3676
3 3     ✸ NY: 1944.100.47705
4 4     VAuctions 321, 10 Nov. 2016, lot 116