RPC VII.2, 2784


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 2784
Province Pontus
Region Paphlagonia
City Sinope
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Issue Year CCCIX = 309
Dating AD 239/40
Obverse inscription IMP GORDIANVS AVG
Nominative Imperator Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription C R I F S AN CCCIX
Reverse design Sarapis reclining left on kline, holding eagle and long sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 29 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rec 156a
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 2788/3, 9.
Note Rec 156a, with reference to a coin in the Grand Duc coll. (not ill.), read the date clockwise as CCCIX (year 309), though it is not impossible that the letters below the line could be read XI instead (year 311, see type https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/19560, but where admittedly all legends are written clockwise).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ NY: 1944.100.41882