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A provincial bronze coin of the emperor Gordian III with a reverse showing Nemesis Coin Type: Bronze AE28 of Gordian III, Caesar 238 CE, Augustus 238-244 CE.
Mint and Date: Nikopolis ad Istrum in Moesia Inferior, 238-244 CE.
Size and Weight: 26mm x 28mm, 11.3g
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VΠ C(AB MOΔЄCT)OV NIKOΠOΛЄITΩN ΠPOC and I/C in right field.
Nemesis standing left, wearing kalathos, short rod held out at waist level in right hand in front, cornucopia in left arm behind, wheel in front at feet. IC (end of legend) in right field.
Provenance: denachaeus (eBay), April 2006
Ref: Varbanov I (English) 4136; AMNG I 2080; Hristova/Jekov (2009) corr.; (2011)
BW Ref: 039 024 080
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Note 1: For a discussion of what Nemesis is carrying, see the link.

Note 2: Hristova & Jekov have incorrectly inserted an Omega after ANT in the obverse legend for this die, and omitted the AVΓ. In the reverse legend, the Є in MOΔЄCTOV is lunate, not straight-backed as shown by Hristova & Jekov. Both these corrections can be seen in the book's illustrations, though the latter is not visible on this specimen.

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