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Mesopotamia, Carrhae, Gordian III Æ28

£220.00

Obverse: ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ ; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III right.
Reverse: ΜΗΤΡ ΚΟΛ ΚΑΡΡΗΝωΝ ; six-pointed star within a crescent.
Carrhae mint AD 238-44.
Weight: 12.06 grams. Maximum diameter: 28.5mm.
BMC 61-2.
Rare.

Under Gordian III, Carrhae was re-conquered from the Persians and the colonia issued coinage for the first time since Septimius Severus.

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