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Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.

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Pontos, Neokaisareia, Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.

AE 29, 16.54g. Laureate, draped, and curirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. Two prize crowns with palm branches on altar inscribed "AKTIA" for the Aktian games. SNG von Aulock 6761. reddish-brown patina.

Ex: Fontana collection, Finarte, Milan, Auction, November 26-27, 1996, lot 666.
Ex: Peter Vogel collection, Helios, Munich, Auction 5, June 25, 2010, lot 618.

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good Very Fine $300.00
Pisida, Antioch, Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.

AE 32. 23.89g. 32 mm. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rv. Two victories inscribing shield SR on palm tree; two captives below. SNG BN 1236. Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Munzen & Medallion Deutschland, Auction 40, June 4, 2014, lot 359

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about Extremely Fine $800.00
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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, 2085(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. 

Provenance/Pedigrees:
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 $5,000.00
Tranquillina, wife of Gordian III, c.241 A.D.

AR Antoninianus, 3.64g. 23mm. SABINA TRANQVILLINA AVG. Diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina to right on a crescent. Rv. CONCORDIA AVGG. Gordian and Tranquillina clasping hands. RIC IV/3, 250 (obverse die). Superb style and strike on a huge flan and with attractive toning; very rare and one of the finest extant examples

Ex: A. Tkalec, Zurich, Auction, October 28, 1994, lot 277.
Ex: Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction 29, May 11, 2005, lot 613
Ex: Numismatica Genevensis, Geneve, Auction IV, November 12, 2006, lot 215.

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Extremely Fine $27,500.00

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