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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Kingdom of Edessa| > RP90428
Kingdom of Edessa, Mesopotamia, Abgar X with Gordian III, 242 - 244 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.
RP90428. Bronze AE 26, SNG Hunterian 2579, SNG Cop 225; BMC Arabia p. 114, 144; Babelon Edessa 96, VF, centered, light corrosion, Mesopotamia, Edessa (Urfa, Sanliurfa, Turkey) mint, weight 10.938g, maximum diameter 25.5mm, die axis 0o, 242 - 244 A.D.; obverse AYTOK K M ANT ΓOP∆IANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III right, from behind, star lower right; reverse ABΓAPOC BACIΛEYC, mantled bust of Abgar right, bearded, wearing a diademed Parthian-style tiara ornamented with a rosette, star behind; SOLD










REFERENCES

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Hill, G. Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum: Arabia, Mesopotamia and Persia. (London, 1922).
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Mitchiner, M. Oriental Coins: the Ancient and Classical World. (London, 1978).
Sear, D. Greek Imperial Coins and Their Values. (London, 1982).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Denmark, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum, Vol. 7: Cyprus to India. (New Jersey, 1982).
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