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Why add this Silver Drachm struck in the name of Emperor Gordian III to your collection?
Located in modern-day central Turkey, Caesarea was the capital city of the Roman Imperial province of Cappadocia, named in honor of Caesar Augustus upon his death in 14 A.D. The coin commemorates Mt. Argaeus, also known as Mount Erciyes, the highest mountain in Asia Minor at an elevation of 3,916 meters. The volcanic mountain was sacred to the civilization of the province, with Caesarea situated at its base. This Silver Drachm was struck during the fourth year of the reign of Roman Emperor Gordian III, AD 240/1.
Beautifully detailed imagery
The obverse depicts the right facing laureate bust of Emperor Gordian III, draped and cuirassed, accompanied by a Greek legend declaring his name, title and year of service."
The reverse illustrates Mt. Argaeus edged in flames, representing the mountain's volcanic properties, with a pellet in the upper left field, surrounded by the Greek inscription "MHTPO KAICA BNE," a beaded border and the date in exergue.
Exceptional Choice Extremely Fine Ancient Coin
This Silver Drachm struck A.D. 240/1 for Roman Emperor Gordian III is graded Choice Extremely Fine by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) ancient coin experts, NGC Ancients. Comparable to a coin earning a grade of 45 on the Sheldon Scale, this coin will exhibit complete design details and lettering with visible wear on the highest surfaces.
Add this stunning piece of Roman Provincial coinage to your ancient coin collection today!
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|Year of Issue:||AD 238-244|
|Legal Tender:||Roman Empire|