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Gordian III From Thrace

 
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 Posted 11/20/2019  5:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here is a recent coin show purchase, GIII with wife. It has a pretty green patina, seems to be a thing with many of this coins form Thrace?



Gordian III and Tranquillina,238-244 AD, Thrace, Anchialus.

O:Confronted busts of Gordian r., laureate, draped and cuirassed, and Tranquillina l., draped and wearing stephane. R: Hygieia standing r., feeding serpent from patera. 25 mm, 12.3 g.
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 Posted 11/22/2019  03:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice coin Chris!...Lovely detail on the Tranquillina portrait....
I do find these dual portraits appealing too..
I've been looking into these recently and I'm amazed by the detail of the portraitures...You can pretty much ID the coin just from this without reading the legend...
I dont know about you but the only offputting detail on this type of coin tends to be the centre dots, they can sometimes destroy a portrait or both.......Paul
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 Posted 11/22/2019  11:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent pickup, Chris. Always nice to see you posting here.
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