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CNG 91, Lot: 504. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Perinthus. Gordian III. AD 238-244. Æ Medallion (41mm, 40.74 g, 1h). Homonoia with Nicomedia in Bithynia. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery; gorgoneion on breastplate / ΠЄPINΘIΩN Δ-I-C N-E-ΩKOPΩN, Demeter, patron goddess of Nicomedia, standing right, holding long torch in left hand and clasping right hand of Tyche of Perinthus standing left, cradling cornucopia in left arm; OM/ON/OIA between, NIKO(MH)ΔE/ΩN in exergue. Franke & Nolle type 1, 1722-3, C/1; Schönert, Perinthos 916; Varbanov 559 (same dies as illustration). Good VF, dark green patina. Extremely rare.

From the same obverse die as the previous lot.