AE26 Tetrassarion of Gordian III 238-244 AD., Hadrianopolis, Thrace

Reign

 Gordian III 238-244 AD.

Denomination

 Tetrassarion

Date Struck

 238-244 AD.

Mint

 Hadrianopolis

Obverse

 AVT KM AN - T ΓOP?IANOC AVΓ (AVΓ ligate), laureate, draped and  cuirassed bust right

Reverse

 A?PIANOΠ - OΛEIT?N (?N ligate), Artemis (Diana) advancing right  with turned head left, holding bow in left hand, hound at her feet  running left

Weight

 8,96 g

Diameter

 26,85 mm 

Reference

Gerassimov 108 (in the "Sonderabdruck aus dem Annuaire du Musée National Bulgare, tome VI (1932—1934)".

Jurukova, Hadrianopolis, no. 527 (V237/R512), pl. L, citing and illustrating the same specimen as Gerassimov 108, from the Sofia collection. 

Grade

 Very fine, green patina

Comments

 Very rare, apparently 3rd coin known from this die.

 

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