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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1550. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GORDIAN III, with TRANQUILLINA. 238-244 AD. Æ 25mm (10.56 g, 1h). Anchialus in Thrace mint. Struck 241-244 AD. AUT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG (AV ligate) CEB, TRANKVL/LEINAin two lines in exergue, laureate and draped bust of Gordian right, seen from behind, and diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina left, vis-à-vis / OVLPIAWN(WN ligate) AGCIALEWN, galley right under full sail, containing gubernator, three sailors and watchman in bow; stern decorated with Nike(?), hull decorated with dolphin, fish, and octopus right. AMNG II 682; Mouchmov 2949; BMC -; SNG Copenhagen -; Varbanov 1104. EF, blue-green patina with earthen overtones in devices. ($1000)