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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Mesopotamia| > RP09647
Gordian III and Tranquillina, May 241 - 25 February 244 A.D., Nisibis, Mesopotamia
|Roman| |Mesopotamia|, |Gordian| |III| |and| |Tranquillina,| |May| |241| |-| |25| |February| |244| |A.D.,| |Nisibis,| |Mesopotamia|, In 242 A.D., Gordian III, along with his praetorian prefect and father-in-law Timesitheus, began a campaign against the Sasanian king, Shahpur I. After freeing Syria, a decisive battle secured all of Mesopotamia, including Singara and Nisibis. But after Timesitheus died in 243 the Roman advance stalled and they suffered a major defeat. In February 244, Gordian died and Philip was proclaimed emperor. Philip negotiated a truce in order to return to Rome for his Senate confirmation.
RP09647. Bronze AE 38, BMC Arabia 14, SGICV 3803, aVF, very big bronze, corrosion, rough, Nisibis mint, weight 23.54g, maximum diameter 36.7mm, die axis 0o, 242 - 25 Feb 244; obverse AVTOK K M AN ΓOP∆IANON CAB TPANKVΛΛINAN CEB, confronted busts of Gordian on left, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Tranquillina on right, draped and wearing stephane; reverse CEΠ KOΛO NECIBI MHTPO, city-goddess seated left on rock, holding branch, river-god swimming at her feet, sign of Aries above; very rare; SOLD











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