||4 assaria - Gordian III / Zeus - Tomis||
27 mm diameter, 11.2 grams, AE |
Obverse: Gordian III laureate, cuirassed and draped bust to the right, legend [AVT K M ANT Γ ]OPΔIANOCAVΓ, outer pearl circle
|Reverse: Zeus sitting on a throne without back, to the left, wearing himation, holding patera in the right hand, with scepter in the left hand, at the left of the throne eagle to the left, spread wings and head right, value D (Δ) into the field, legend MHTPOΠ ΠONTOYTOM E[Ω]C, outer pearl circle|
The ancient coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. Răzvan Dobrin. The coin belongs to the category of provincial Roman coins also called sometimes Greek imperial. The coin corresponds to the description at number 2229 in the Moushmov catalog and is described in AMNG I at position 3378 (AMNG = Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands, B. Pick, 1898).