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    Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Bronze medallion, 35-37 mm, 25.65g (6h). Odessos. Obv: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔ - IANOC AVΓ Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust left, almost half-length, seen from front, raising right hand and holding globe in left. Rx: OΔHC -C - EITΩN Salus/Hygieia feeding serpent from patera and Asclepius leaning on serpent-wreathed staff standing side by side. AMNG 2315 (4 specimens). Varbanov 4434 (same dies). Pleasing green patina. EF.

    As first noticed by von Sallet in the Berlin Catalogue, the obverse die of our coin was also used to strike medallions for Marcianopolis and Tomis: see AMNG Marcianopolis 1098 note.


    Estimate: $3,000.

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    April, 2011
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