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CNG 88, Lot: 701. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Gordian III. AD 238-244. Æ Pentassarion (27mm, 11.82 g, 12h). Menophilus, legatus consularis. Laureate and draped bust of Gordian III right vis-à-vis draped bust of Serapis left, wearing calathus / City-view seen from aerial perspective: city wall of thirteen towers, two of which flank arched gate; arched colonnade along interior of back wall; inside, temple precinct composed of tetrastyle temple façade with colonnaded wings on either side and lighted altar in precinct center. H&J, Marcianopolis (same dies as illustration); Varbanov 1972. VF, green patina, minor smoothing in fields. Very rare.