RPC VII.2, 3340

 

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Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3340
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 ΚΑΙ(Ϲ)(Α) Β Ν(Ɛ), ƐΤ Δ
Reverse design view of Mount Argaeus set on plain altar
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Ganschow 881n–p; Bland 1996, 117–19; S 607, 613c
Specimens 9 (4 in the core collections)
Note Rev. legend reads ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹA Β ΝƐ (Ganschow 881p; Bland 1996, 117; S 113e), ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹ Β Ν (Ganschow 881o; Bland 1996, 118; S 607, 613c) or ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙ Β Ν (Ganschow 881n; Bland 1996, 119).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: 1895,0508.206 BMC 342 = Bland 1996, 118.1
2     G SNG 2281 = Bland 1996, 117.1
3     NY: 1944.100.62624 Bland 1996, 118.3
4     NY: 1953.171.1422 Bland 1996, 118.4
5     Anamur: 1.1214.91 SNG 424 = Ganschow 881o
6     Istanbul Gülek Boǧazi hoard 57 = Bland 1996, 119.1
7     Istanbul Gülek Boǧazi hoard 58 = Bland 1996, 118.5
8     Leeds-UL: 1582 Ganschow 881o
9     Milan: Brera 7321 Bland 1996, 118.2