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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2069. Estimate $250. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GORDIAN III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (3.69 gm). IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / P M TR P II COS P P, Providentia standing left, holding globe and transverse sceptre. RIC IV -; RSC -. Not listed in the major references. Toned Fine. ($250)

From the George His Collection of coins of Gordian III, with his ticket. Ex Münzhandlung Schulten Auction (11 April 1988), lot 698.

Dr. Bland calls this coin a hybrid as it was struck from incorrectly paired obverse and reverse dies.