GORDIAN III

AD 238-244
Potin Tetradrachm. 13.32g, 23.3mm
MINTED: EGYPT, Alexandria, RY 4 (AD 240/241)
REF: Emmett 3411.4; Dattari (Savio) 4737
OBVERSE: AK M AN ΓOPΔIANOC CVCЄ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

REVERSE: Homonoia standing left, raising hand and holding double cornucopia; L Γ (date) to left.

 

Provenance:

Ex Hermanubis Collection

"The Hermanubis Collection was assembled with a focus on both quality and rarity. It is expected that this collection will help create a new generation of collectors for the specialized, but popular area of Alexandrian/Roman Egyptian coinage."

 

Grade/Notes:

Very Fine. Dark, black patina.

Homonoia was the personification of the concepts of unity and order.

 

Historical Notes:

Egypt supplied as much as half of Rome’s annual grain supply, and was as such a hugely important province. Its economic and cultural heart was Alexandria, the second largest city in the Empire with a population of more than half a million during the time of Augustus. The coins of Roman Egypt were heavily used in daily commerce, and most often found in extremely worn condition. They are nevertheless highly collectible and interesting, sometimes featuring unique Egyptian-themed reverses and deities.

GORDIAN III . EGYPT, ALexandria . Potin Tetradrachm . Ex Hermanubis Collection

SKU: 2603
S$160.00Price
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