RPC VII.2, 3380

 

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Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3380
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Issue Year Ϛ = 6
Dating AD 243
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ (Ϲ)
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate head of Gordian III, r.
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΑΙϹ Β Ν, ƐΤ Ϛ
Reverse design view of Mount Argaeus set on plain altar
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Average weight 10.26 g
Axis 6, 12
Reference Ganschow 899a–b; Bland 1996, 101, 170; S 605b
Specimens 15 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 6: same rev. die as 3391/7.
Note Obv. legend reads ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ (Ganschow 899a, Bland 101 corr.) or ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ Ϲ (Ganschow 899b, Bland 170). Bland (101) attributed the New York coin to year 3 (Γ); we follow Ganschow, who attributes it to year 6 (Ϛ). Marthaler (p. 100) and Malloy (S, p. 161) believed that the date, Γ, has been recut from a Α, i.e., Year 1.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 735 Bland 1996, 169.4 = Ganschow 899b
2     ✸ NY: 1944.100.83634 Bland 1996, 101.1 = Ganschow 899a
3     B. Michaux coll. = Ganschow 899a
4     B. Michaux coll. = Ganschow 899a
5     CGT coll. = Ganschow 899b
6     CNG EA 206, 11 Mar. 2009, lot 348 = Ganschow 899b
7     Falghera 2221 = Bland 1996, 170.1 = Ganschow 899b
8     Forum Ancient Coins = Ganschow 899a
9     Henseler 1402 = Ganschow 899b
10     Henseler 1403
11     Saint Paul Antiques 17, 30 June 2018, lot 439 = Ganschow 899a
12     Savoca 21, 11 Mar. 2018, lot 259 = Bertolami EA 93, 9 Jan. 2021, 711 = Ganschow 899b
13     Teutoburger 98, 4 Dec. 2015, lot 1722 = Ganschow 899b
14     Themis 6, 29 Feb. 2020, lot 427 = Ganschow 899b
15     VAuctions 329, 6 Apr. 2018, lot 348 = VAuctions 331, 16 July 2018, lot 133 = Ganschow 899b