Mesopotamia, Edessa, Gordian III
Description: Mesopotamia, Edessa, Gordian III (238 - 244 AD) with Abgar X Phrahates. ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right seen from behind, star before / ΑΒΓΑΡΟC ΒΑΣΙΛΕVC; mantled bust of Abgar right, wearing Parthian-style tiara with rosette, star behind.
Diameter: AE24 mm
Weight: 7,58 g
Attribution: BMC 153; SNG Cop 226
Commentary: wonderful sand patina, good centering
History: City of Edessa was named after the ancient capital of Macedonia.
Article Number: 002-04-03-41652