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CNG 103, Lot: 736. Estimate $300.
Sold for $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gordian III. AD 238-244. Lot of three (3) AR and Æ. Includes: (a) AR Denarius (20mm, 3.04 g, 1h). Rome mint, 5th officina. 7th emission, AD 240. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Venus standing left, holding helmet and scepter, leaning on shield set on ground. RIC IV 131; RSC 347. EF, toned. // (b) AR Antoninianus (24mm, 4.74 g, 1h). Rome mint, 6th officina. 13th emission, AD 244. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Mars walking right, holding spear and shield. RIC IV 146; RSC 156. Good VF, lightly toned. // (c) Æ (27mm, 12.28 g, 6h). Mesembria mint. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian and draped bust of Tranquillina, wearing stephane, facing one another / Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. Karayotov II 90-1 (O18/R26); Varbanov 4197. VF, dark green and brown patina. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. Three (3) coins in lot.

From the Korwin Collection. Coin a: Ex Rauch 85 (26 November 2009), lot 779; Coin b: Gorny & Mosch 170 (13 October 2008), lot 2665; Coin c: Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 185 (2 April 2008), lot 176.