Mesopotamia, Edessa, Tranquillina
Description: Mesopotamia, Edessa, Tranquillina, wife of Gordian III (238 - 244 AD). ΦOYP CABINA TPANK CЄB; draped bust of right, wearing stephane, hair coiled at neck nape / MHT KOΛ ЄΔЄCCHNWN; veiled, turreted and draped bust of Tyche left, before, small altar upon which figure of Aquarius standing right, holding wineskin.
Diameter: AE28 mm
Weight: 16,78 g
Attribution: BMC Mesopotamia p. 112, 133-5; SNG Cop 222 var
Commentary: dark olive patina, some reddish sandy deposits
History: Tranquillina and Gordian III married 241 AD - they were both just 16 at the time.
Article Number: 018-02-02-41652