A.K.Collection: Coin ID A48 from Lot no. 1140

   

Gordian III AD 238-244. Denarius (AR; 19-21mm; 2.86g; 12h) 4th issue, January 1st 241 – end of July 243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. LAETIA (sic) AVG N Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in right hand and anchor in left. Rare.

It often occurs that an ancient engraver will mistakenly omit duplicated letters (ti...ti).

C. 120; mt 11, 2008 p.150 and pl. 10 (this coin illustrated); RIC IV, III p. 26, 113var.

Ex Beckenbauer list III/1972, Munich Oct 1972, 160;

 

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