RPC VII.2, 3176


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3176
Province Cilicia
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Pedias
City Aegeae
Reign Pupienus and Balbinus
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Caesar)
Issue Year ΔΠϹ = 284
Dating AD 238
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΝΤω ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ΘΕΟΦΙ ΚΑΙ ϹΕΒ
Nominative Marcus Antonius Gordianus Θεοφιλέστατος Caesar Augustus (sic)
Obverse design laureate head of Gordian III, r., with drapery on l. shoulder
Reverse inscription ϹΕΥ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΙΓΕΑΙωΝ ΝΕ, ΔΠϹ
Reverse design turreted and veiled head of Tyche, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 28 mm
Axis 6
Reference Haymann 200 corr., 206 corr. and 207 corr.
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies.
Note The first letter from the date on the London coin is difficult to read. Bloesch thought the rev. die had been recut and the date changed from ΔΠϹ into ƐΠϹ (year 285, Haymann 206) and then ΖΠϹ (year 286, Haymann 207). The view taken here is that the first letter on the London coin should be read as a Δ, and except contrary evidence, we do not think that any coins were issued in the years ƐΠϹ and ΖΠϹ.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1971,0905.3 Bloesch, Erinnerungen pl. 1, 7 = Haymann 206/1 = Haymann 207/1
2 2     Schulman NY, 6 June 1969 (Mabbott coll.), lot 2111 = Malloy 23, 1987, lot 290 = Bloesch, Erinnerungen pl. 1, 6 = Haymann 200/1