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Gemini, LLC > Auction VIAuction date: 10 January 2010
Lot number: 653

Lot description:

Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AE 21, 4.67g. Thrace, Hadrianopolis. Obv: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC Head radiate right. Rx: AΔPIA - NO - Π - OΛEITΩN Bearded Pan with goat's legs and horns running left, holding out pipes in right hand and with shepherd's crook under left arm; a panther skin hangs from his left shoulder and left arm. Pan with his goat's legs is infrequently depicted on ancient coins, at Hadrianopolis only once under Caracalla (Jurukova 320) and on the two small-sized reverse dies of Gordian III represented by this and the following lot. Jurukova, Hadrianopolis, 661 (V274, R629, only 1 specimen, Berlin ex Lobbecke). Varbanov 3944 (the illustrated specimen, mislabeled 3945, is from the same dies as ours). About EF.

Ex Dr. Stephen Gerson Collection.

Estimate: US$100