RPC VII.2, 3343

 

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Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3343
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Issue Year Δ = 4
Dating AD 241
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ Ϲ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡ(Ο) ΚΑΙϹ(Α) Β Ν(Ɛ), ƐΤ Δ
Reverse design view of Mount Argaeus set on plain altar
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 12
Reference Ganschow 881s–u; Bland 1996, 113
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note Rev. reads ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹ (Ganschow 881s; Bland 1996, 113); ΜΗΤΡ ΚΑΙϹ (Ganschow 881t; Bland —) or ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹΑ (Ganschow 881u; Bland —).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Yale: 2001.87.11551 Ganschow 881t = Bland 1996, 113
2     ✸ Elsen 113, 16 June 2012, lot 493 = Elsen 114, 15 Sept. 2012, lot 444 = Ganschow 881u
3     Henseler 1363 = Ganschow 881t