RPC VII.2, 3556

 

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Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3556
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
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus consul II pater patriae
Obverse design radiate, 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 15.38 g
Axis 1, 6, 12
Reference Sawaya series 117, 2250–2255
Specimens 10

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: 1844,0425.69 BMC 240
2     P Bab 1324
3     NY: 1944.100.72414
4     NY: 1944.100.72413
5     Braunschweig SNG 1425
6     B. Michaux coll.
7     CNG EA 292, 5 Dec. 2012, lot 322
8     Lindgren I 2272
9     Naville Numismatics 55, 9 Feb. 2020, lot 222 = Naville Numismatics 43, 23 Sept. 2018, lot 189
10     Rauch Summer 2009, 17 Sept. 2009, lot 1080