Mesopotamia, Edessa, Gordian III
Description: Mesopotamia, Edessa, Gordian III (238 - 244 AD). ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡ∆ΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΜΗΤP ΚΟΛ Ε∆ΕCCΗΝΩΝ; veiled and turreted bust of Tyche left, a flaming altar below her chin, before her a small figure of Aquarius standing on a pedestal holding a water-skin.
Diameter: AE28 mm
Weight: 15,92 g
Attribution: SNG Cop 220; BMC Arabia p. 111, 128 ff
Commentary: attractive brown patina, good reverse detail
History: The city was named "Edessa" in 304 BC after an ancient capital of Macedonia.
Article Number: 024-02-01-41652