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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Kingdom of Edessa| > RP55556
Kingdom of Edessa, Mesopotamia, Abgar X with Gordian III, 242 - 243 A.D.
Abgar X Frahad bar Manu was raised to the throne when Gordian III recovered Mesopotamia from the Persians. His rule and the Kingdom of Edessa both ended with Gordian's assassination and a Sassanid takeover in 244 A.D.
RP55556. Bronze AE 25, SNG Cop 225; BMC Arabia p. 114, 144; SGICV 5745, gF, edge chip, pitting, Mesopotamia, Edessa (Urfa, Sanliurfa, Turkey) mint, weight 9.128g, maximum diameter 24.5mm, die axis 0o, obverse AYTOK K M ANT ΓOP∆IANOC CEB, laureate bust of Gordian III right, drapery on left shoulder, star before; reverse ABΓAPOC BACIΛEYC, draped bust of Abgar right, bearded, wearing a diademed Parthian-style tiara, star behind; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); SOLD










REFERENCES

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Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain XII, The Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, Part 2: Roman Provincial Coins: Cyprus-Egypt. (Oxford, 2008).

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Kingdom of Edessa (Osroene), Mesopotamia