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ID:     591730
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     CARIA
City:     Aphrodisias
Issuer:     Gordian III
Date Ruled:     AD 238-244
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     3 Assaria
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 238-244
Weight:     21.86 g
Obverse Legend:     AVK MAN ΓΟΠΔΙANOC CE
Obverse Description:     Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     ΑΦΡ−Ο−Δ−ΣΙ CIΣΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Cult-statue of Aphrodite right on plinth between small figure of priestess(?) and low altar with conical cover(?); on either side, cippus surmounted by Eros, poised on one leg, holding torch toward cult statue
Primary Reference:     MacDonald Type 180 (dies O229/R418)
Reference2:     Hunterian 4
Reference3:     BMC Caria pg. 46, 126
Reference4:     Cornell 105 (this coin)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, dark brown patina with earthen highlights
Notes:     Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1730 ($750) From the David Simpson Collection.