RPC VII.2, 3254

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3254
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Issue Year Δ = 4
Dating AD 241
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙϹ(Α) Β Ν(Ɛ), ƐΤ Δ
Reverse design view of Mount Argaeus
Metal Silver
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 9.39 g
Axis 6, 11, 12
Reference Ganschow 866e–g; Bland 1991a, 32–3
Specimens 5 (2 in the core collections)
Note Rev. legend reads ΚΑΙϹ Β Ν (Ganschow 866e; Bland 1991a, —), ΚΑΙϹΑ Β Ν (Ganschow 866f; Bland 1991a, 33) or ΚΑΙϹΑ Β ΝƐ (Ganschow 866g; Bland 1991a, 32).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: 18274503, Löbb. Bland 1991a, 32.1
2     O: Milne, ex Nicolaides, Smyrna, 1911 Bland 1991a, 33.1
3     ✸ CNG EA 248, 26 Jan. 2011, lot 291 = Ganschow 866g
4     CNG EA 262, 17 Aug. 2011, lot 238 = Ganschow 866f
5     Henseler 1306 = Ganschow 866e