Gordian III AD 238-244. Antoninianus (AR; 21-22mm; 4.53g; 6h) certainly Eastern, and Antioch most probably, 2nd or 3rd issue AD 239-240. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. P M TR P – II COS P P Libertas standing left, holding pileus in right hand and transverse scepter in left. Rare.
This Antoninian is most probably minted in Antioch and belongs to the group, describe in RIC p.18 and * as 'scarce and irregular issues'. 'These coins do not belong to the body of Antoniniani that circulated in mass. Some may be of the mint of Antioch, others may be ancient forgeries.'
C. - cf. 204; RIC IV, III p. 18, 33.
From the stock of Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel 1969.