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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Greek Imperial| > |Decapolis, Arabia & Syria| > RY57239
Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria
|Decapolis,| |Arabia| |&| |Syria|, |Gordian| |III,| |29| |July| |238| |-| |25| |February| |244| |A.D.,| |Antioch,| |Seleucis| |and| |Pieria,| |Syria|, In 242 A.D., Gordian III marched against the Persian invasion of the East, and relieved Antioch from siege. In 243, Shapur I retreated to Persia, giving up all the territories he conquered.
RY57239. Billon tetradrachm, McAlee 874; Prieur 302; BMC Galatia p. 212, 502; Dura Coins 384, VF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 12.032g, maximum diameter 27.6mm, die axis 0o, 241 - 244 A.D; obverse AVTOK K M ANT ΓOR∆IANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse ∆HMAPX EΞ YΠA TO B (holder of Tribunitian power, consul for the second time), eagle standing facing, wings spread, head left, wreath in beak; below: crescent over ram running right with head turned back left; well centered, nice patina; SOLD




  






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