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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2067. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $625. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GORDIAN III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (4.57 gm). Antioch mint. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, seen from the front / P M TR P II COS P P, Gordian on horseback left, raising right arm and holding transverse sceptre in his left hand. RIC IV -; RSC -. Not listed in the major references. VF, flat strike. ($750)

From the George His Collection of coins of Gordian III, with his ticket. Ex Busso Peus Auktion 340 (2 November 1994), lot 1047.

This coin would be RIC IV 174 except that it is bust left. Dr. Bland records four other specimens, all five having been struck from the same dies.