RPC VII.2, 3142

 

Image of specimen #6

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3142
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 rear
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 36 mm
Average weight 25.65 g
Axis 1, 6, 12
Specimens 8 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: BNK,G.1108 BMC 266
2     P: 1456 SNG 1644 = Wa 4673
3     Bern SNG Righetti 1688
4     Bern SNG Righetti 1689 corr.
5     CGT coll. = Roma Numismatics EA 3, 30 Nov. 2013, lot 364 = CNG EA 177, 28 Nov. 2007, lot 157
6     ✸ CNG EA 177, 28 Nov. 2007, lot 157 = CNG MBS 66, 19 May 2004, lot 1205 = SNG Levante Supp. 283
7     CNG EA 304, 12 June 2013, lot 277
8     Pecunem Numismatik Naumann 39, 3 Jan. 2016, lot 756