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Numismatic and History Discussions => Coin of the Day => Topic started by: David K2 on March 28, 2021, 07:19:12 am



Title: New Purchases, Gordo the 13th
Post by: David K2 on March 28, 2021, 07:19:12 am
He looks sensitive in this photo, he gets bashful when you talk about his looks - he is quite fit, and 'works out a lot' - (if ya know what i mean), has a real athena like goddess behind him to keep up appearances.

Love the detail on this coin.  How did I do?


Title: Re: New Purchases, Gordo the 13th
Post by: okidoki on March 28, 2021, 07:50:03 am
nice metal  +++


Title: Re: New Purchases, Gordo the 13th
Post by: mauseus on March 28, 2021, 09:26:19 am
Hi,

I think that you have posted the wrong obverse picture as it's Philip.

Regards,
Mauseus


Title: Re: New Purchases, Gordo the 13th
Post by: David K2 on March 28, 2021, 04:33:40 pm
i double checked, its the right one. 


Title: Re: New Purchases, Gordo the 13th
Post by: maridvnvm on March 29, 2021, 06:12:43 am
No. This is the obverse of the Philip you posted in a different thread.


Title: Re: New Purchases, Gordo the 13th
Post by: Callimachus on March 29, 2021, 09:44:34 am
Several things:

First: please look at the title you gave this thread. There is no such person as "Gordo the 13th." Accuracy is important here.

Second: As mauseus said, twice, this is a photo of a coin of Philip I. The obverse legends prove it: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG.

Third: If these two photos are indeed of the same coin, then it would be a coin of Philip I paired with a die of Gordian III. RIC lists about 14 of them on pp. 79-80.

However, the flan crack above Philip's head is quite large, and might be visible on the reverse, which it is not. So I think mauseus is correct.