RPC VII.2, 3557

 

Image of specimen #11

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 3557
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 C(O)S II P P
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus consul II pater patriae
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, right, 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, lion advancing right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 28 mm
Axis 1, 6, 7, 12
Reference Sawaya series 117, 2172–2190, 2225–2226
Specimens 37 (17 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1840,1215.200 BMC 228
2 2     L: 1908,0110.11 BMC 229
3 3     L: HPB,p156.16 BMC 230
4 4     P: AA.GR.26741
5 5     P: AA.GR.26745
6 6     P: F 10026
7 7     P Bab 1322
8 8     P Bab 1323
9 9     B: 18275174, Löbb.
10 10     B: 18275175, Rauch
11 11     ✸ C McClean 9471
12 12     Cop SNG 123
13 13     NY: 1944.100.72410
14 14     NY: 1944.100.72412
15 15     NY: 1961.154.285
16 16     V: GR 22106
17 17     V: GR 22104
18 18     IMJ: 4764
19 19     Leeds-UL: 376
20 20     Agora Auctions 38, 11 Aug. 2015, lot 105
21 21     C. Rhodes coll.
22 22     Cast in Winterthur = Kricheldorf 5, 1958, lot 134
23 23     CGT coll.
24 24     CGT coll.
25 25     CGT coll. = VAuctions 269, 8 Sept. 2011, lot 106
26 26     CNG EA 205, 25 Feb. 2009, lot 330
27 27     CNG EA 323, 26 Mar. 2014, lot 285
28 28     CNG EA 332, 6 Aug. 2014, lot 222
29 29     CNG EA 356, 29 July 2015, lot 380
30 30     CNG EA 370, 9 Mar. 2016, lot 296
31 31     CNG EA 94, 21 July 2004, lot 124
32 32     CNG MBS 49, 17 Mar. 1999, lot 1116
33 33     CNG MBS 73, 13 Sept. 2006, lot 743
34 34     Freeman and Sear 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 422
35 35     Noble 119, 20 Nov. 2018, lot 4677
36 36     Roma Numismatics EA 3, 25 Oct. 2018, lot 540
37 37     Stack's Vermeule, Ward, and Mexico Maxico Collections, 11 Jan. 2010, lot 301