RPC VII.2, 639

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 639
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Byzantium
Reign Gordian III
Person (obv.) Gordian III (Augustus)
Magistrate Marcus Aurelius Dionysios (in office for the second time) ; Pr— Alexandra
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, right, seen from front, with gorgoneion on cuirass, raising left hand
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΥΡ ΔΙΟΝΥϹΙΟΥ ΤΟ Β Κ Π ΑΛΕΖΑΝΔΡΑϹ, ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ
Reverse design four torches (or fish traps?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 1, 7, 12
Reference Schönert‑Geiss, Byzantion 1799–801
External URI(s) https://www.corpus-nummorum.eu/types/11616
Specimens 8 (5 in the core collections)
Die-links 1, 4: same pair of dies. 3, 5, 7–8: same pair of dies. 1–8: same obv. die as 638/1–3, 640/1–4.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 486 Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1799/1
2 2     B: 18235906, Löbb. Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1800
3 3     Cop SNG 527 = Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1801/1
4 4     V: GR 8536 Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1799/2
5 5     V: GR 8537 Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1801/2
6 6     Boston: 63.224
7 7     ✸ CNG, Triton XVI, 8 Jan. 2013, lot 686
8 8     Elsen 133, 10 June 2017, lot 317