RPC VII.2, 3416


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3416
Province Osroene
Region Mesopotamia
City Edessa
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Abgar X (king)
Issue Royal coinage
Dating AD 239–42
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, l., seen from rear, holding spear resting on shoulder and shield; in front, star
Reverse inscription ΑΒΓΑΡΟϹ ΒΑϹΙΛƐΥϹ
Nominative Abgarus Rex
Reverse design draped bust of Abgar X, r., wearing tiara; behind, star
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 6, 10, 11
Reference Babelon —
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: EH,p676.11.AbgGor BMC 158
2 2     ✸ NY: 1944.100.42734
3 3     NY: 1938.104.127 Bellinger, Hoards 8–9, no. 65
4 4     Nomos obolos 21, 2 Jan. 2022, lot 746