RPC VII.2, 3397

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3397
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Issue Year Ζ = 7, reduced standard
Dating AD 244
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from front
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡ ΚΑΙ(Ϲ) Β Ν(Ɛ), ƐΤ Ζ
Reverse design six ears of corn tied together
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Average weight 6.43 g
Axis 5, 6, 11, 12, 127
Reference Ganschow 907g–i; Bland 1996, 187–90
Specimens 30
Note Rev. legend reads ΜΗΤΡ ΚΑΙϹ Β ΝƐ (Ganschow 907i; 1996, Bland 187–8), ΜΗΤΡ ΚΑΙ Β ΝƐ (Ganschow 907h; Bland 1996, 189), or ΜΗΤΡ ΚΑΙ Β Ν (Ganschow 907g; Bland 1996, 190).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 738 Bland 1996, 189.2
2     B: 18274412, Rauch Bland 1996, 189.1
3     B: 18274413, Löbb. Bland 1996, 189.7
4     NY: 1944.100.62498 Bland 1996, 187.1
5     NY: 1977.274.11 Bland 1996, 189.8
6     O: Godwyn Bland 1996, 189.9
7     ✸ V: GR 29218 Bland 1996, 189.3
8     V: GR 20204 Bland 1996, 191
9     Leeds-UL: 1007 Ganschow 907h
10     Milan: Brera Bland 1996, 188.1
11     Tübingen SNG 4706
12     V-ON SNG Leypold 2813 = Ganschow 907h
13     Yale: 2001.87.11553 Bland 1996, 189.12
14     Aufhäuser 9, 7 Oct. 1992, lot 412 = Bland 1996, 189.5
15     Baldwin’s 100, 27 Sept. 2016, lot 831 = Ganschow 907h
16     CGT coll. = Ganschow 907g
17     CGT coll. = Ganschow 907h
18     CGT coll. = Ganschow 907h
19     CGT coll. = Ganschow 907h
20     CNG EA 282, 11 July 2012, lot 196 = Ganschow 907h
21     Elsen FPL July 1985, lot 49 = Bland 1996, 189.4
22     Falghera 2222 = Bland 1996, 189.6
23     Henseler 1414 = M&M GmbH 135, 2007, lot 1021 = Ganschow 907h
24     Henseler 1415 = Ganschow 907h
25     Knopek 17, 22 May 1981, lot 428 = Bland 1996, 189.10
26     Lindgren I, 1730 = Bland 1996, 190.1
27     Münzzentrum 54, 26 Mar. 1985, lot 362 = Bland 1996, 189.11
28     Naumann 88, 5 Apr. 2020, lot 514 = Ganschow 907h
29     Roma Numismatics EA 86, 8 July 2021, lot 749
30     Trade (eBay, July 2020)