RPC VII.2, 3344


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3344
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 ϹƐ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate head of Gordian III, r., with drapery on l. shoulder
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟ(Π) ΚΑΙϹΑ Β Ν(Ɛ), ƐΤ Δ
Reverse design view of Mount Argaeus set on plain altar
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 11, 12
Reference Ganschow 881c–f; Bland 1996, 110
Specimens 6 (2 in the core collections)
Note Rev. legend reads ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹΑ Β Ν (Ganschow 881d; Bland 1996, 110), ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹΑ Β ΝƐ (Ganschow 881c corr., 881e; Bland 1996, —) or ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙϹΑ Β Ν (Ganschow 881f; Bland 1996, —). Ganschow 881c, citing Henseler 1358, has the obv. legend ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ Ϲ, but the obv. of the coin is die-identical with the specimen in O, which reads ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐ.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     NY: 1953.171.1420 Bland 1996, 110.1
2     ✸ O: Walker
3     Henseler 1358 = Ganschow 881c corr.
4     Henseler 1359 = Ganschow 881f
5     Münzzentrum 112, 4 Sept. 2002, lot 757
6     Savoca EA 91 Silver, 13 Dec. 2020, lot 500 = Ganschow 881d