RPC VII.2, 2871


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 2871
Province Pontus
Region Pontus
City Trapezus
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Issue Year ΠΡ = 180
Dating AD 243/4
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΝ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription ΤΡΑΠΕΖΟΥΝΤΙΩΝ ΕΤ ΠΡ
Reverse design horseman (Mithras) riding right; at right, altar
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 6, 7, 8
Reference Rec 49 corr.; Wojan, Trapézonte 131 corr., 132
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)
Note On rev., the Ω –where visible– is shaped like a retrograde S lying on its side. Wojan 131 (coins https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coin/101790 and https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coin/97869) is described as having a tree at l. on rev., but coin https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coin/144010 which seems of the same rev. die as coin https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coin/97869 definitely does not show any.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 1407 SNG 1969 = Wojan 132.a
2 2     ✸ P: 468 SNG 1970 = Wa 104 = Wojan 131.b = Rec 49, pl. XVI, 8
3 3     P: 2106 SNG 1971 = Wojan 131.a
4 4     SGR coll.