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ID:     591710
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Heracleia Pontica
Issuer:     Gordian III
Date Ruled:     AD 238-244
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 36
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 238-244
Diameter:     36 mm
Weight:     24.61 g
Obverse Legend:     M ANT ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC AVΓ
Obverse Description:     Laureate and cuirassed bust right, drapery on left shoulder
Reverse Legend:     HPAKΛΣΩΤAN MATP-OC AΠΟΙΚΩΝ ΠΟΛΙΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Herakles and the Lernaean hydra: , Herakles standing left, nude, raising club far over his shoulder, about to beat to death the Hydra; quiver and bow behind
Primary Reference:     Rec Gen 217
Reference2:     Babelon, Waddington Collection 360
Reference3:     Voegtli 2o, 2j, 14c
Reference4:     Cornell 98 (this coin)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=16415
Grade:     VF, dark green-brown patina, reverse encrustation, corrosion
Notes:     Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1710 ($4000) From the David Simpson Collection