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Lot 97

Estimate: 120 CHF   |   Starting price: 100 CHF Price realized: 125 CHF
Gordian III/Tranquillina, Mesembria

Gordian III Pius (238-244 AD), with Tranquillina. AE25 (11.58 g). Thrace, Mesembria.
Obv. AYT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AYΓ CEB TPANKYΛΛIN, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III right, facing diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina left.
Rev. MECAMBPIANΩN, Two Curetes, helmeted and clad in short tunics, each holding short sword and shield over head.
Karayotov 118-25 (O20/R34); Varbvanov 4186 (same dies as illustration).

Green patina somewhat smoothed. Very fine.

Ex CNG eAuction 291 (2012), lot 195 (sold for USD 260 + fees).

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