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ID:     157110
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     MESOPOTAMIA
City:     Edessa
Issuer:     Gordian III
Date Ruled:     AD 239-244
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 23
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 242-244
Diameter:     23 mm
Weight:     9.49 g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Legend:     AV[TOK K MANT ΓΟΡΔIANOC CEB
Obverse Description:     Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right; seen from behind; star before
Reverse Legend:     [ABΓΑΡΟC] BACIΛΕVC
Reverse Description:     Mantled bust of Abgar right, bearded, wearing Parthian-style tiara with rosette; star behind
Primary Reference:     BMC Mesopotamia 153
Reference2:     SNG Cop 226
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=63330
Grade:     VF, dark brown patina
Notes:     Exceptionally sharp example.