Ancient Coins: GREEK and GREEK IMPERIAL BRONZE: Pisidia, Sagalassos, Gordian III, 2nd known

Pisidia, Sagalassos, Gordian III, 2nd known
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Pisidia, Sagalassos, Gordian III, 2nd known

AE 36 Large bronze,  28.76g.  Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.   Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right.  Rev. Demeter driving biga of winged serpents to right over waves; she holds a long torch.  RPC on-line VII.2, 20406 (this coin illustrated). Dark green and brown patina.  Very rare; only one other considerably inferior example in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is listed by RPC. 

Ex: Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 30, April 28, 1982, lot 433
Ex: E J Waddell, Auction II, New York, September 12, 1987, lot 376.
Ex: James Fox collection, CNG, Auction 40, December 4, 1996, lot 1633.
Ex: Triton XV, New York, January 3, 2012, lot 1415.

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good Very Fine $7,500.

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