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ID:     824423
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     MESOPOTAMIA
City:     Edessa
Issuer:     Gordian III
Date Ruled:     AD 238-244
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE31
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 242-244
Diameter:     31 mm
Weight:     17.18 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     AYTO K M ANT ΓOP[ΔIAN]OC CEB
Obverse Description:     Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Reverse Legend:     AYTO K ΓOPΔI[AN]OC ABΓA[POC BACIΛEYC]
Reverse Description:     Gordian seated right on raised daÏs, holding scepter and receiving Nike from Abgar standing left, wearing Edessan crown
Primary Reference:     H. Gesche, “Kaiser Gordian mit dem Pfeil in Edessa,” JNG 19 (1969), pl. 3, 1-3 (var. (bust type)
Reference2:     BMC 138
Reference3:     SNG Cop 223 var. (bust type)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=131076
Grade:     VF, black-brown patina with dusty orange highlights in devices, minor roughness
Notes:     Rare. Ex KÜnker 83 (17 June 2003), lot 1189.