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Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D.
A rare and very unusual coin with the image of Liberty but the legend for Liberalitas. Apparently the mint officials in Antioch didn't know the difference between these two Roman personifications.
RS87920. Silver antoninianus
, RIC IV
187a (R), RSC IV
126, SRCV III
8618, Hunter III
-, F, well centered
and struck on a broad flan
, grainy/porous surfaces, scrape in reverse
center, some dark spots, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight
4.713g, maximum diameter
23.5mm, die axis
, 238 - 239 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES
M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, from behind; reverse LIBERALITAS AVG
(the generosity of the Emperor), Libertas
standing slightly left, head
(freedom cap) in right hand, long transverse
rod in left hand; ex Beast Coins; rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 26, 2019.
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