A BRONZE COIN OF GORDIAN III

A BRONZE COIN OF GORDIAN III


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1264334
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Syria Decapolis, Gadara

Reign of Gordian III (238-244 AD)

Minted 239-240 AD

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right. Inscription AVTOK K • MAP ANTo GOPDIANIOC no longer visible.

Reverse: Galley sailing right with standard bearer on prow, navigator at stern and oarsmen. Date GT below galley. POMP/GADAPЄ/oN

In good condition with natural patina present.

Diameter: 24 mm; Weight: 11.46 g

Bibliography: Rosenberger 90; Spij. 96

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This coin commemorates the founding of the city of Gadara by Pompey in 63 B.C. It depicts Pompey’s flagship and may be a reference to the mock battles performed to commemorate Pompey’s naval victories.