RPC VII.2, 3233


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3233
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Issue Year Γ = 3
Dating AD 240
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, l., seen from front, holding spear over shoulder and shield (decorated with trophy between captive seated facing r. and figure standing l.)
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙ(ΑϹ), ƐΤ Γ, Β ΝƐ (in field)
Reverse design view of Mount Argaeus
Metal Silver
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Ganschow 855g–h; Bland 1991a, 11–12; S 600c bis (incorrectly described as a didrachm)
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Note Rev. legend reads ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙ (Ganschow 855g; Bland 1991a, 12) or ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙΑϹ (Ganschow 855h; Bland 1991a, 11).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: 1979,0101.1153 SNG vA 6523 = Bland 1991a, 12.1
2     V: GR 38313 Bland 1991, 11.1
3     Boston: 63.99