RPC VII.1, 618


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 618
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 cult statue of Aphrodite of Aphrodisias r. between seated priestess and fountain (?); on either side, Eros on cippus holding torch towards Aphrodite
Metal Æ
Average diameter 35 mm
Axis 1, 6
Reference MacDonald 180
Specimens 5 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–4: same pair of dies. 1–4: same obv. die as 616/1–2, 617/1–3.
Note On the obv., the first Ν is retrograde, as well as the N on the rev.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1840,1226.372 BMC 126
2 2     Mu SNG 140
3 3     G Hunter 4 = SNG 1912
4 4     ✸ CNG Triton V, 15 Jan. 2002, lot 1730 = Simpson coll., A. Ramage (ed.), Emblems of Authority, Greek and Roman Coins from two Alumni Collections, H.F. Johnson Museum of Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca (New York, 1994) 105
5 5     Leu EA 19, 26 Feb. 2022, lot 2152