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
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, lion advancing r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 15.91 g
Axis 1, 6, 7, 12
Reference Sawaya series 117, 2172–2190, 2225–2226
Specimens 37

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1840,1215.2 BMC 228
2     L: 1908,0110.11 BMC 229
3     L: HPB,p156.N.16 BMC 230
4     P: AA.GR.26741
5     P: AA.GR.26745
6     P: F 10026
7     P Bab 1322
8     P Bab 1323
9     B: 18275174, Löbb.
10     B: 18275175, Rauch
11     ✸ C McClean 9471
12     Cop SNG 123
13     NY: 1944.100.72410
14     NY: 1944.100.72412
15     NY: 1961.154.285
16     V: GR 22106
17     V: GR 22104
18     IMJ: 4764
19     Leeds-UL: 376
20     Agora Auctions 38, 11 Aug. 2015, lot 105
21     C. Rhodes coll.
22     Cast in Winterthur = Kricheldorf 5, 1958, lot 134
23     CGT coll.
24     CGT coll.
25     CGT coll. = VAuctions 269, 8 Sept. 2011, lot 106
26     CNG EA 205, 25 Feb. 2009, lot 330
27     CNG EA 323, 26 Mar. 2014, lot 285
28     CNG EA 332, 6 Aug. 2014, lot 222
29     CNG EA 356, 29 July 2015, lot 380
30     CNG EA 370, 9 Mar. 2016, lot 296
31     CNG EA 94, 21 July 2004, lot 124
32     CNG MBS 49, 17 Mar. 1999, lot 1116
33     CNG MBS 73, 13 Sept. 2006, lot 743
34     Freeman and Sear 6, 6 Oct. 2000, lot 422
35     Noble 119, 20 Nov. 2018, lot 4677
36     Roma Numismatics EA 3, 25 Oct. 2018, lot 540
37     Stack's Vermeule, Ward, and Mexico Maxico Collections, 11 Jan. 2010, lot 301