RPC VII.2, 3334

 

Image of specimen #6

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3334
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
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟ(Π)(Ο)(ΛƐ) ΚΑΙϹΑ(ΡΙ)(ΑϹ) ƐΝΤΙ(Χ)(Ι)(ΟΝ) Β Ν(Ɛ) ƐΤ Δ
Reverse design inscription in five lines within wreath; view of Mount Argaeus in centre of first line of inscription
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Average weight 10.34 g
Axis 11, 12
Reference Ganschow 888h–q; Bland 1996, 152–4, 156–9; S 610a corr., 610b, 611
Specimens 16 (6 in the core collections)
Note Rev. legend reads ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙΑϹ ƐΝΤΙΧΙΟΝ Β ΝƐ (Ganschow 888q; Bland 1996, 152; S 611),ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙΑϹ ƐΝΤΙΧΙ Β Ν (Ganschow —; Bland —); ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛƐ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙΑ ƐΝΤΙΧ Β Ν ƐΤ Δ (Ganschow —; Bland —), ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙΑϹ ƐΝΤΙΧ Β Ν (Ganschow 888o; Bland 1996, 153; S 610b), ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙ ƐΝΤΙΧΙ Β ΝƐ (Ganschow 888n; Bland 1996, 154; S 610a corr.), ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙ ƐΝΤ (Ganschow 888m; Bland 1996, 155), ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙΑϹ ƐΝΤΙΧΙ Β Ν (Ganschow 888l; Bland 1996, 156), ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙ ƐΝΤΙΧΙ Β ΝƐ (Ganschow 888i; Bland 1996, 157), ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙΑϹ ƐΝΤΙ Β Ν (Ganschow 888k; Bland 1996, 158) or ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹΑ ƐΝΤΙ Β Ν (Ganschow 888h; Bland 1996, 159).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 727 Bland 1996, 154.1
2     B: 18274401, Löbb. ZgM p. 22, no. 75 = Bland 1996, 152.1
3     NY: 1944.100.62622 Bland 1996, 154.2
4     NY: 1944.100.62630 Bland 1996, 158.1
5     O: Milne, Nicolaides, Smyrna, April 1911 Bland 1996, 156.1
6     ✸ V: GR 20193 Bland 1996, 159.1
7     Adana Cox, p. 58, 231 = Bland 1996, 154.3
8     Istanbul Gülek Boǧazi hoard 62 = Bland 1996, 157.1
9     V-ON SNG Leypold 2815
10     B. Michaux coll. = Ganschow 888q
11     C. Rhodes coll.
12     Henseler 1377 = SNG vA 6526 = Bland 1996, 153.1
13     Henseler 1378 = Ganschow 888q
14     Lindgren I, 1726 = Bland 1996, 15
15     Naumann 48, 20 Nov. 2016, lot 492 = Ganschow 888n
16     Trade (eBay, May 2021) = Ganschow 888o