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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2068. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GORDIAN III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (5.00 gm). Antioch mint. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS 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. Nice VF. Overstruck on an Aequitas reverse. ($300)

From the George His Collection of coins of Gordian III, with his ticket. Ex Frank Sternberg Auktion XIX (18-19 Novermber 1987), lot 744.

An interesting overstrike published in Johan van Heesch, "Un antoninien refrappé de Gordien III émis à Antioche," CENB 30/2 (April-June 1993), pp. 24 and 28 (this coin).