RPC VII.1, 656

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 656
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Neapolis ad Harpasum
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate M Aur Candidus (grammateus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ΓΡΑΜ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΑΝΔΙΔΟΥ ΝƐΑΠΟΛƐΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design Apollo standing r., r. hand raised, holding lyre on tripod around which is coiled a serpent
Metal Æ
Average diameter 29 mm
Average weight 9.03 g
Axis 6
Reference Delrieux NP 16
Specimens 5
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 3–5: same pair of dies. 1–5: 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 (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), 447.2/5–6 (Metropolis), 448/1–6 (Metropolis), 454.4/6–7, 9–10 (Metropolis), 657/1–3.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Bern: N/82.970 SNG Righetti 970
2     B: Löbb ZfN 10 (1883), p. 78, no. 29
3     ✸ V: GR 34284
4     NY: 1970.142.497
5     Gotha quoted by Kraft pl. 19, 82c