RPC VII.2, 3553

 

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Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3553
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Berytus
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Issue Third issue: COS II
Dating AD 241–4
Obverse inscription IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG COS II P P
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL IVL AVG FEL BER
Reverse design temple with four columns enclosing bust of Astarte wearing turreted crown and flanked on each side by cornucopia and aquila; on roof, Neptune abducting Beroe flanked by two Victories holding wreath; pellet in pediment; in exergue, dolphin
Metal Æ
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 14.65 g
Axis 1, 6, 7, 12
Reference Sawaya series 117, 2191–2209
Specimens 29

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1853,1215.33 BMC 231
2     L: 1908,0110.1148 BMC 232
3     L BMC 233
4     L: 1906,1103.63 BMC 234
5     P: Chandon de Briailles 794
6     P: De Clercq 357
7     P Bab 1325
8     P Bab 1326
9     B: 18275178, I-B
10     B: 18275177, Löbb.
11     Mu
12     NY: 1948.19.2260
13     ✸ NY: 1944.100.72420
14     NY: 1934.94.16
15     NY: 1944.100.72421
16     O: New College
17     O: Bodley
18     V: GR 22105
19     Beirut-AUB: C742 Baramki 120
20     Bern: N/82.2254 SNG Righetti 2254
21     Braunschweig SNG 1426
22     IMJ: 16102
23     IMJ: 4765
24     CNG EA 132, 1 Feb. 2006, lot 132
25     CNG EA 181, 6 Feb. 2008, lot 302
26     CNG EA 226, 27 Jan. 2010, lot 477
27     Lindgren III, 1389
28     Naumann 57, 3 Sept. 2017, lot 488
29     Private coll.