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Classical Numismatic Group > Mail Bid Sale 82Auction date: 16 September 2009
Lot number: 822

Lot description:

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 (same rev. die as illustration); AMNG I 1167; Varbanov 1972. Near VF, dark brown patina, fields smoothed. Very rare.

Estimate: 2000 USD