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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Thrace & Moesia > Odessos > RP77986
Gordian III and Tranquillina, May 241 - 25 February 244 A.D., Odessos, Moesia Inferior
Major athletic games were held at Odessa every five years. Gordian III may have attended them in 238 A.D.
RP77986. Bronze pentassarion, AMNG I/II 2386, Varbanov I 4559 (R3), Moushmov 1683, BMC Thrace -, SNG Cop -, SNG Hunterian -, aVF, well centered, some corrosion, edge crack, centration dimples, Odessos (Varna, Bulgaria) mint, weight 11.438g, maximum diameter 26.3mm, die axis 180o, May 241 - 25 Feb 244 A.D.; obverse AVT K M ANT ΓOP∆IANOC AVΓ CE, TPANKVΛ/ΛEIN (ending in two lines below), confronted busts of Gordian on left, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Tranquillina on right, draped and wearing stephane; reverse O∆HCCEITΩN (ΩN ligate), Athena standing slightly left, helmeted head left, owl in raised right hand, inverted spear vertical in left hand, grounded shield at her right side, E (mark of value) in left field; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; $80.00

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