RPC VII.2, 3555

 

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Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3555
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, galley
Metal Æ
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 14.81 g
Axis 1, 6, 12
Reference Sawaya series 117, 2210–2221, 2227
Specimens 24

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1907,1102.6 BMC 235
2     P: AA.GR.26738
3     P: Chandon de Briailles 793
4     ✸ B: 18275181, Löbb.
5     B: 18275182, Löbb.
6     B: 18275179, Löbb.
7     G SNG 3320
8     Mu
9     NY: 1944.100.72416
10     NY: 1944.100.72415
11     V: GR 22107
12     V: GR 22108
13     Beirut-AUB: C743 Baramki 121
14     C. Rhodes coll.
15     CGT coll.
16     CGT coll.
17     CGT coll.
18     CNG EA 193, 6 Aug. 2008, lot 163
19     CNG EA 344, 11 Feb. 2015, lot 350
20     CNG EA 77, 12 Nov. 2003, lot 92
21     Freeman & Sear 6, Oct. 2000, lot 423
22     Pecunem 36, 4 Oct. 2015, lot 534
23     Private coll.
24     Roma Numismatics EA 18, 27 June 2015, lot 699