|Classical Numismatic Group > Mail Bid Sale 82||Auction date: 16 September 2009|
|Lot number: 822|
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Gordian III. AD 238-244. Æ Pentassarion (12.26 g, 2h). Menophilus, consular legate. Laureate and draped bust of Gordian III right vis-à-vis draped bust of Serapis left, wearing calathus / City-view seen from aerial perspective: City wall separated by thirteen towers, two of which flank arched gate; arched colonnade along interior of back wall; inside, temple precinct composed of tetrastyle temple facade with colonnaded wings on either side and lighted altar in precinct center; magistrate’s name in legend. Hristova & Jekov 22.214.171.124 (same rev. die as illustration); AMNG I 1167; Varbanov 1972. Near VF, dark brown patina, fields smoothed. Very rare.
Estimate: 2000 USD