Coin of Gordian III, Emperor of Rome from Acmonea Artist: Unknown
Mint: Acmonea
Ruler: Gordian III, Emperor of Rome, 225–244, ruled 238–44




47.28 g, 6:00, 42.7 mm

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Promised gift of Ben Lee Damsky

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3rd century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: Radiate, cuirassed bust right from the front, Gorgonian at the center of his chest, left hand raised to hold a spear resting on his left shoulder AVT K M ANTO GOPDIANOC

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: Adrastia half kneeling, body facing, head turned left, holds the infant Zeus in her left arm resting him on her left knee and raises her right arm to a billowing drapery over her head. They are surrounded by three Curetes in crested helmets, each with sword and a shield which they raise to form a protective cover over the head of Adrastia. AKMO; NEON in exergue
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