A.K.Collection: Coin ID L04 from Lot no. 1150


Alexandria Gordian III AD 238-244. Tetradrachm (AE; 22-23mm; 12.55g; 12h) 238/239. A K Μ ΑΝ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC EVCE Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right, seen from front. Rev. Nilus recumbent left, crowned with lotus; holds cornucopiae and reed which spreads over his head, his left hand resting on head of hippopotamus, recumbent right beneath him; in left field, L B (= year 2).

Alexandria p. 37 and p. 124 pl. 17 (this coin illustrated); BMC p. 246, 1900; Dattari 4760var (legend); Geissen p. .


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