IONIA. Metropolis. Gordian III, 238-244. Hexassarion (Orichalcum, 36 mm, 19.24 g, 7 h), Aur Bassus, strategos for the second time. •ΑΥΤΟΚ•Μ•ΑΝΤΩ• ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III. Rev. ЄΠ CΡΤΑ•ΑΥΡ ΒΑCCΟΥ Β Τ B• // ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛ/ЄΙΤΩΝ Three warriors standing facing, each holding spear and shield. RPC VII.1, 441. Rare and with an interesting reverse. Slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
From the collection of Peter Weiss Gorny & Mosch 276, 19 April 2021, 357 and previously acquired between 1967 and 2015.