Mesopotamia, Edessa, Gordian III
Description: Mesopotamia, Edessa, Gordian III (238 - 244 AD). AVTOK K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB; radiate and draped bust right / MHTP KOΛ EΔECCHNΩN; veiled and turreted bust of Tyche left, before, small altar and Aquarius standing right on pedestal.
Diameter: AE30 mm
Weight: 14,54 g
Attribution: SNG Cop 221
Commentary: olive patina, great portraits, some flatness to legends, obverse slightly off-center
History: Gordian III revived the Osroene Kingdom for short period of two years (242-244 AD), but this came to an end after his defeat by Persians.
Article Number: 018-01-04-41652