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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Mesopotamia| > RP40032
Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Singara, Mesopotamia
In 242 AD, 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.
RP40032. Bronze AE 25, BMC Arabia 1, VF, Singara mint, weight 10.682g, maximum diameter 25.1mm, die axis 0o, 242 - Feb 244 A.D.; obverse AYTOK K M ANT ΓOΠ∆IANOC CEB, radiate bust right, drapery on left shoulder; reverse AYP CEΠ KOΛCINΓAPA, turreted bust of Tyche right, Centaur Sagittarius above; scarce; SOLD










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