RPC VII.2, 3141

 

Image of specimen #4

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3141
Province Cilicia
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Pedias
City Tarsus
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Gordian III (Augustus) ; Tranquillina (Augusta)
Issue With Tranquillina
Dating AD 241–4
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, Π Π
Nominative Imperator Caesar Antonius Gordianus Augustus pater patriae
Obverse design radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from front
Reverse inscription ΤΑΡϹΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛƐΩϹ, Α Μ Κ Γ Β
Reverse design humped bull lying before garlanded altar on which stand two busts (Tranquillina and Gordian III?); at r., Perseus standing l., holding patera over altar, Gorgoneion and harpa; at l., Demeter (?) standing r., holding in each hand a lighted torch; in the background, high column with cult-statue of Apollo Lykeios with wolves
Metal Æ
Average diameter 37 mm
Average weight 22.20 g
Axis 12
Specimens 6 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     C. Rhodes coll. = CNG EA 194, 20 Aug. 2008, lot 143
2     CNG EA 288, 10 Oct. 2012, lot 333 = CNG EA 90, 26 May 2004, lot 298 = SNG Levante 1119
3     CNG EA 359, 9 Sept. 2015, lot 178
4     ✸ CNG EA 362, 28 Oct. 2015, lot 287
5     Naumann 63, 4 Mar. 2018, lot 478 (Vogl coll.) = Aufhäuser 4, 7 Oct. 1987, lot 415
6     Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 34, 2 Aug. 2015, lot 798 = Rauch 94, 9 Apr. 2014, lot 577